Bhubaneswar, April 9 (Local Wire): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced extension of lock down till April 30.
He also appealed to the Union government to also consider the national lock down till April.
The decision to extend the lockdown was taken at the State Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
The government also now set a target to do rapid COVID test of 1 lakh samples soon.
The CM said, “We have decided to extend the lock down till April 30th, We will recommend to Government of India to extend the national lockdown up to 30th April,”
He also said that the state will also scale up the COVID testing in the state.
The CM said, “We propose to do one Lakh rapid testing in the State at the earliest possible time,”
The State Cabinet has also decided to close down all educational institutions till June 17.