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Coronavirus: All primary schools in Delhi to be shut till March 31

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 March 2020, 17:19 IST

As Coronavirus cases in the national capital are on the rise these days, the state Education Minister Manish Sisodia took to his official twitter handle and stated that all primary schools in Delhi will be shut till 31st March, with fears around the spread of virus growing.

"As a precautionary measure to prevent the possibility of spread of COVID-19 amongst our children, the Delhi government has directed the immediate closure of all primary schools (government/aided/private/MCD/NDMC) till March 31," he said.

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Also, the HRD Ministry on Wednesday gave directions to Chief Secretaries of all states and the Central Board of Secondary Education to spread awareness among students on basic precautionary measures against the pathogen.

"In order to create awareness among students, preventive interventions such as frequent hand wash, respiratory etiquettes (using handkerchief over mouth while coughing or sneezing, use of tissue paper or using sleeve of shirt covering upper arm, staying away from school when sick, avoiding public gatherings) would help in preventing or reducing transformation of not only this disease but also a large number of other communicable diseases," Khare said.


First published: 5 March 2020, 17:19 IST