Coronavirus: Admin orders closure of primary schools in Srinagar

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Srinagar: The administration on Saturday ordered the closure of primary schools in Srinagar in wake of suspected cases of coronavirus in the state.

This was announced by District Commissioner of Srinagar Shahid Choudhary on his Twitter handle. “All Primary Schools in District Srinagar shall remain closed till further orders by administration.” He tweeted.

Earlier in the day administration had ordered closure of schools in Samba and Jammu district of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rohit Kansal, Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary said that all primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts of J-K to be closed till 31 March with immediate effect.

He also said that all biometric attendance in J-K will be suspended immediately till 31 March.

Several metropolitan cities across the world have been locked down; Multinational Companies — including Amazon and Facebook — have asked employees to work from home; the international routes are tightly monitored. The coronavirus that is believed to have started from Huanan seafood market of Wuhan city of China’s Hubei province has spread to at least ninety countries and an international conveyance — scaring billions of citizens.

The people at regional epicenters describe what they see as “post-apocalyptic” or “a science-fiction movie”. The virus has infected at least 1,00,000 people around the world with over 3,300 deaths so far. A vast majority of them are confined to mainland China.

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