Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to extend the lockdown period till April 30 to combat COVID-19.
The educational institutions will remain closed till June 17.
In a video message, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in view of the situation arising out of COVID-19, the state government decided to extend the lockdown period till April 30.
He informed that he has requested the Central government to extend the national lockdown till month-end and accordingly suspend rail and air services till the lockdown is lifted.
“We will recommend to the Government of India to extend the national lockdown up to 30th April,” said the Chief Minister.
“I thank the 4.50 crore people of Odisha for all the support and cooperation each one of you has been extending in this serious crisis situation. I know it involves a lot of sacrifice, hardship and uncertainty but this is the only way to face this crisis,” said the Chief Minister.