CM Naveen Patnaik addresses people of Odisha ahead of Cyclone Yaas and urges people to move to cyclone shelters or safer places and use double masks

Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a Video Message today, said that entire mankind is now passing through a difficult time. While our fight against Covid is continuing, ‘Yaas’ has posed another new challenge for us. Saying that cyclone is not new to us, still we have to remain alert, Hon’ble Chief Minister stated that Government is fully prepared to fight both the cyclone and the Covid.
Chief Minister again said that 4.5 Crore people of Odisha are his family and their safety is utmost priority before him. He appealed people to shift to safer places like Cyclone Shelter Homes and buildings, and to cooperate the administration in evacuation process to fight the cyclone.
Chief Minister further said that wearing double mask is very essential in such a situation. He appealed people to use double mask, wash hands with soaps and use sanitizer, be it in shelter home or in any building. Collectors have been ordered to supply mask, where ever necessary, through the Mission Shakti Groups, Hon’ble Chief Minister added.
Chief Minister said that Odisha has always performed well during natural disasters due to the cooperation of general public, Panchayati Raj Representatives and friends from Civil Society. He expressed confidence that our united fight against both the challenges of ‘Yaas’ and ‘Covid’ shall bring us victory.