In response to the threat of coronavirus, the Delhi government on Thursday ordered the closure of all primary schools in the state till March 31.
All government, aided, private, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) schools will remain closed till March 31 to prevent the possibility of spread of COVID- 19 among children.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweeted," As a precautionary measure to prevent the possibility of spread of COVID-19 amongst our children, Delhi Government has directed immediate closure of all primary schools (Govt/ aided/ private/MCD/NDMC) till 31/3/20."
According to Hindustan Times, in India, 30 positive cases have been reported so far, including 16 Italian tourists.
The virus has claimed over 3,000 lives all over the world besides infecting more than 90,000 people.
Earlier on Thursday, the Delhi government advised head of departments (HoDs), autonomous bodies and municipal corporations to suspend the biometric attendance system.
"A letter has been written to principal secretaries, secretaries, autonomous bodies and municipal corporations for the suspension of biometric attendance in view of coronavirus threat," an official told PTI.
A resident of Mayur Vihar was the first positive case reported in Delhi and infected six of his family members in Agra.
Eighty-eight people who were in contact with the patient are under observation,said the government .