With the number of the affected people by Coronavirus reaching 73 by Thursday, many of the states in the country has declared the novel virus as an epidemic. Followed by the outbreak in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to a press conference to declare the dreadful virus as an epidemic. Speaking over the same, Kejriwal stated that all the schools, colleges, sopping malls and movie theatres will remain shut until March 31st.
This move to raise alarm to contain the disease came in the wake of Delhi’s health authorities confirming sixth positive case on Thursday. On this note, Kejriwal announced that vacant flats owned by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board will be used for quarantining infected people.
“We have made disinfecting public places, offices and shopping malls compulsory. We are fully vigilant about the situation and urge all the citizens not to panic,” he added. With this, Delhi has become the second state to shut down educational institutes and public gatherings days after Kerala stood as the first state. It is to the known knowledge that the Indian govt has also cancelled all visas till April 15 to minimise the virus’ spread.