Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 lockdown, which was likely to end on April 14, has now been extended till April 30 by the Odisha government. This was informed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.
Soon after the Cabinet meeting, the Odisha CM addressed the people of the State regarding the extension of lockdown.
The Odisha CM said: “In view of the situation arising out of COVID-19, the state government today decided to extend the lockdown period till April 30.”
The state cabinet has also given a proposal to Centre for extension of 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 30 to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in the country, he added.
The CM also informed that the State government has suggested the Union Government to shut down rail and air services till April 30.
Besides, all the educational institutions, including schools and colleges in the State will continue to remain closed till June 17, Patnaik said.