New Delhi: In the wake of the rising coronavirus cases in the country, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar on Monday informed that all primary schools in Bengaluru will remain closed from Tuesday till further orders. Also Read - Coronavirus: Air Force C-17 Globemaster Departs to Bring Back Stranded Indians From Iran | Highlights
The development comes after a Bengaluru resident was tested positive for the coronavirus in the state. The minister further informed that the person has travel history to the USA recently.
In another development, a man from Punjab has also been tested positive for the coronavirus, thus taking the total number of confirmed cases to 45 in the country.
Meanwhile, the Woman and Child Welfare Ministry has also announced a 7-day holiday for Anganwadi workers in the state.
On Sunday, the Karnataka government had ordered holidays for children in lower and upper kindergarten classes in Bengaluru.
“Further to the advice received from the Health Commissioner, holidays have been declared for Lower and Upper Kindergarten classes in Bengaluru North, South and Rural districts due to coronavirus, ” Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar had said.
As part of the preventive measures, the state government has strengthened all surveillance and containment steps against the possible spread of the disease. As per official updates, so far 87,066 passengers have been screened at airports in Karnataka.