Delhi Government has taken a precautionary measure to prevent COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) from spreading among children.
The number of cases of coronavirus in India increased to 30, Delhi Govt has ordered the immediate closure of all primary schools until March 31.
Deputy Chief Minister Manisha Sisodia holds the portfolio of education, extended the order to all schools run in Delhi by government, private, and civic authorities.
In the wake of coronavirus danger, the government of Delhi also temporarily suspended biometric presence at its offices.
As of now, 30 positive cases reported in India, including 16 Italian visitors. Fourteen of the 16 Italian tourists who are ill are quarantined in Delhi.
Delhi has registered one case, while another case from neighboring Ghaziabad was confirmed. Six men, who came into contact with the patient from Delhi, also tested positive in Agra. All of these patients now seek treatment in Delhi.
India has now stepped up precautionary measures, including banning tourists from Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan, apart from diplomats and foreign officials.
On Wednesday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) asked schools to raise awareness among school children of preventive measures such as regular hand washing and respiratory labels.
The Board indicated that these interventions would help prevent or reduce transmission not only of Coronavirus disease but a large number of other communicable diseases, particularly flu-like disease.
The Union Ministry of Health has advised people not to go to China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy. It has also requested all people to avoid unessential travel to other countries affected.