Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said Odisha stands out in the world in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Patnaik, in a video statement, said “Odisha’s efforts have been recognised at all levels. The Covid mortality rate in Odisha is one of the lowest in the country and in the world. Besides, more than fifty percent of the infected people have recovered and gone home.”

“It’s indeed a major achievement for a state like Odisha and its people. Powerful nations of the world, rich states of our country have not been able to achieve this feat in the fight against Covid”, he added.

“For the last two months, the entire world has been passing through a very critical situation. At the time when the covid pandemic was spreading its tentacles across the world -devastating many of the powerful and rich nations ,Odisha started its war against Covid.”

“Our only priority then was to save our people. The single most important thing for me was to save every precious life. All our initiatives and policies were directed towards this end, said the chief minister.

Giving credit for this success of the State to the The credit Covid warriors the chief minister urged the people of Odisha to Singh Bande Utkal Janani songs at 5.30 on on 30th May in support of the people those are working in the front line of the Covid-19 war.