Odisha Government has announced the closure of schools for three days in view of heat wave conditions in the state. As per news agency PTI, Odisha government has announced the closure for two days from April 18 to 20 due to heat wave conditions in the state. Students and parents are advised to keep in touch with the concerned school authorities for the latest updates on the reopening of schools. According to the order, the state government has decided to close all schools including those run by the government, government-aided and private for three days in view of prevailing heatwave conditions and rise in day temperature. Local reports stated that many guardians were demanding the closure of schools as it was affecting children to return home in scorching heat and humid conditions after school hours. According to the forecast department, the temperature is expected to rise gradually by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius at many places during the next two days. It is expected that the temperature will cross the 45-degree Celsius mark in a few places in Odisha from April 18 to 20.