Odisha extends lockdown till 30 April

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state till 30 April to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus.

Schools and other educainstitutions will remain closed till 17 June, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced after a video conference with his Ministers.

“We have decided to extend the lockdown period till 30 April and a recommendation in this regard will be sent to the Centre,” he said in a video message.

Patnaik said the state has also urged the Centre to stop train and flight services to Odisha till 30 April. Odisha has recorded 44 positive cases of coronavirus so far.

The nationwide lockdown was declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 March to break the chain of coronavirus transmission and it was scheduled to be lifted on 15 April.