Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asserted that the fight against Covid-19 can be won even without imposing restrictions like lockdown while launching a 14-day ‘Mask Abhiyan’ in the State from today.
“The second wave of coronavirus infection has started and it is spreading fast. Lockdown, shutdown and night curfew are being imposed in many parts of the country. However, if we follow the Covid-19 guidelines and wear masks properly, we can stop the spread of the infection without imposing such harsh curbs.
Therefore, we all will actively take part in the Mask Abhiyan for the next 14 days,” the CM said. Justifying the 14-day initiative to aggressively cultivate wearing of mask, the CM said, “If we follow this rule strictly for 14 days, it will turn into a habit. Let we all pledge that we will wear mask properly, not merely hang it around our neck but by covering the nose and face properly,” he elucidated.