Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday issued directives for the people and organisations in the national capital amidst the Coronavirus crisis. Taking to Twitter, the Chief Minister directed all the educational institutions to be shut till March 31. Along with it, he urged the people of Delhi for work from home as much as possible.
I have directed all schools, colleges and universities in Delhi to be shut down completely both for students & staff until 31 March— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 19, 2020
All exams, including Board exams will happen only after 31 March. I urge all Delhiites to work from home as far as possible #DelhiFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/jdtQGAz6xg
On Sunday, two persons undergoing treatment for Coronavirus infection in Delhi were discharged from hospitals following their recovery, authorities said. So far, Delhi has seen over ten positive cases including a patient who died. Of these, two persons who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and were admitted to hospitals have been discharged following treatment, the Delhi Health Department said in a statement.
First detected in Wuhan in December 2019, COVID-19- the novel Coronavirus has affected nearly 173 countries in the world and one international conveyance - the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan. Presently, there are around 219,087 confirmed cases of COVID-19 which has led to the death of around 8,961 people. As there is no vaccine or specific antiviral medicine to treat COVID-19 yet, countries have been grappling with all possible mechanisms to contain its scope. So far, China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran have witnessed the most number of confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
As of date, the total number of positive cases in India has reached 182. The maximum cases of the virus have been reported in Maharashtra and Kerala. A third death was reported in India on Tuesday in Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital. Earlier, two deaths were reported in Kalaburgi and West Delhi.
The Centre has “strongly advised” Indians to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. The government is also monitoring all suspected cases and has issued preventive advisories. Earlier on Saturday, the Central government decided to treat the deadly virus as a "notified disaster", and has since issued even more advisories and travel restrictions.