Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday announced that 2 crore people of the State who are coming in the 18-45 years age group would be given Covid-19 vaccination free of cost.

In a video message, the chief minister has said that this free vaccination drive will cost the exchequer Rs 2000 crore.

The State government has, meanwhile, ordered for 10.34 lakh doses Covaxin and 377 lakh doses Covishield.