Newdelhi:16/3/20:The Centre has taken the decision to close all the educational institutions including schools and colleges, gyms, museums, swimming pools, theaters till 31st of this month due to coronavirus situation in the country. An advisory in this regard have been sent to the State governments for implementation. Students have also been advised to stay at home.
Meanwhile, the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country rose to 114 with four new cases from Kerala, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Briefing media in New Delhi this evening, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Lav Agarwal informed that committee of secretaries chaired by Cabinet Secretary reviewed and discussed the preventive measures to control the spread of coronavirus in the country. He said, based on the recommendations of the Committee, Group of Ministers in its 7th meeting has taken the decision to adopt the social distancing as a preventive measure.
Mr Agarwal said, non-essential travel should be avoided and private employers must give their employee the work from home facility.