All primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts have been shut down after two people were suspected to be infected by the highly contagious Novel Coronavirus, the government said today.
"Test reports of the two suspected patients from Jammu received. Both high viral load cases," reported NDTV.
High probability of testing positive," Principal Secretary of Planning in the newest Union Territory Rohit Kansal tweeted this morning.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the coronavirus threat. The meeting between Harsh Vardhan and PM Modi comes a day after PM Modi said the coronavirus poses a big challenge to the world. "...Today, we all have to tackle this situation together," PM Modi said at an event on Friday.
In Assam, at least 127 people came in contact with a US tourist who left for Bhutan from the northeast state and who was tested positive for the virus.
t least 31 people are infected by the coronavirus in India.