All schools, colleges and cinema halls in Delhi will remain shut till March 31 as a measure to counter the coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today. The Delhi government had shut the primary schools earlier this month, the secondary classes were left open in view of the exams. India’s total coronavirus positive cases stand at 73, out of which 3 have recovered.
Today, the Chief Minister declared, “All cinema halls to remain shut in Delhi till 31st March. Schools and colleges where exams are not being held will also remain closed”. Delhi has also declared coronavirus as an epidemic. Kejriwal said disinfecting all public places, including government and private offices and shopping malls has been made compulsory.
Earlier, the Indian government on Wednesday night canceled visa facility for everyone, virtually sealing India from the outside world.
The virus was declared a pandemic yesterday by the World Health Organisation or WHO. The government said from midnight today, all visas for incoming tourists have been stopped. A communique also said Indians returning from COVID-19 nations – China Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany — shall be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days.