Delhi Government orders closure of all Primary Schools till 31stMarch due to the CORONAVIRUS
A much needed announcement by the Government of Delhi.
On Thursday, the Delhi Government instructed all the schools of the state to close operations for the students of Pre-School to Class V till the 31st of March 2020.
This is a precautionary measure taken by the government for the safety of the small children from the threat of the spreading Coronavirus.
All primary schools in Delhi have been ordered to remain close till March 31.
As per clear instructions, all Government aided, private, MCD and NDMC schools will remain closed till end of this month to save the children, which are the future of our country, from the possibility of spreading of dangerous COVID- 19.
Till date 30 cases of coronavirus have been reported positive in India. The number includes 16 Italian tourists as well. This virus which initiated from Wuhan China in December has infected more than 90,000 people and has claimed over 3,000 lives all over the world.
Manish Sisodia, the Delhi deputy chief minister tweeted today with great concern for the children of Delhi,” 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 31/3/2020.”
The Head of departments (HoDs), autonomous bodies and municipal corporations have been instructed on Thursday by the Delhi government to withhold the biometric attendance system. A government official stated that a letter has been written to the principal secretaries, secretaries, autonomous bodies and municipal corporations for discontinuing the system of biometric attendance due to the threat of coronavirus.
As per the latest statement by Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, in the Rajya Sabha, the public and private sectors should join together to work and build on the strengths of each other to handle the novel coronavirus.
As per the observations shared by the government, a resident of Mayur Vihar was the first person to be detected positive in Delhi, who further infected six of his family members, who are kept in isolation. The 88 people who came in contact with the infected person are also kept under tight observation.
Harsh Vardhan expressed the concern of the Prime Minister for this epidemic which is hitting the entire globe and has now travelled to India as well. PM Modi is personally monitoring the criticality of the situation.
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