The budget session of the state assembly, which will resume on Monday after the Holi recess, will be formally declared suspended until March 25 after the question hour is over, an official source said.

A decision to suspend the ongoing budget session of the state assembly had been taken at a meeting of the business advisory committee of the House in view of the world-wide outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Earlier Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel while talking to media persons had informed about the government’s decision to suspend the budget session as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) scare.

Now, a formal declaration of the suspension of the House will have to be made by the state government on Monday, the official said.

Meanwhile, taking another step as a precautionary measure to counter coronavirus outbreak, and following an advisory from the Union government, the state assembly secretariat has banned the entry of people other than legislators and staff inside the assembly premises from Monday and during the entire budget session.