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Lockdown: Odisha CM asks people to support PM Narendra Modi’s appeal

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has called upon people to support the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop the coronavirus spread.
As the pandemic is spreading across the world, it is time to be together as a nation at this hour of crisis and support the appeal of the Prime Minister, Patnaik said in a twitter post.
It is an extremely challenging race against time to stop COVID-19, said the chief minister who also tagged a video of the Prime Minister's address to the nation on Tuesday on the coronavirus pandemic.
"It is an extremely challenging race against time to stop #COVID19. As the pandemic is spreading across the world, it is time to be together as a nation at this hour of crisis and support the appeal of PM @narendramodi ji," Patnaik tweeted.
The chief ministers tweet came hours after PM Modi addressed the nation and announced complete lockdown in the entire country for 21 days.
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