New Delhi: In wake of Coronavirus epidemic, all primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts of J&K will remain closed till March 31 with immediate effect. Besides, all biometric attendance in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir will also remain suspended. Also Read - Twitter Closes Seattle Office Over Coronavirus Fears
The development comes after two people were suspected to be infected by COVID-19. “Test reports of the two suspected patients from Jammu received. Both high viral load cases. High probability of testing positive,” Rohit Kansal Principal Secretary of Planning in the Union Territory tweeted this morning. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Does Not Have Coronavirus, Clarifies Congress After BJP's Jibe
Kansal further informed both the patients had left hospital against medical advice and had to be brought back. “Appeal to public to cooperate fully wherever quarantine is advised”, he added. Also Read - Holi 2020: Should You Play Holi Amid Coronavirus Scare?
Later in the day, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will meet PM Modi and hold discussion over Coronavirus scare as 31 cases have been found positive for the deadly disease in the country.
The meeting comes a day after, Prime Minister Modi said that coronavirus has come up as a big challenge in front of the world and all have to tackle the situation together.
“Every era brings new challenges to test and strengthen our ‘Collaborate to Create’ spirit. Just as today, coronavirus has come up as a big challenge in front of the world. Financial institutions have considered it as a big challenge for the economy. Today, we all have to tackle this situation together,” Prime Minister Modi had said at a Global Business Summit by a media house.