New Delhi: A day after the Delhi government decided to do away with biometric attendance system for their staff to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection, the Centre has issued an order asking al departments to exempt its employees from the Aadhar-based biometric attendance system till March 31, 2020. “However, all the employees are required to mark their attendance in Attendance register (as done prior to the launch of the biometric system) during this period.” Also Read - Shooting World Cup in Delhi Postponed Due to Coronavirus Scare, Olympic Event Cancelled

“It is learnt that the most common method of transmission of virus seems to be through infected surfaces. Therefore, it is desirable to avoid touching surfaces, which might be infected due to human touch,” the order said. Also Read - IPL 2020 On, With Proper Precautions Against Coronavirus: Sourav Ganguly

The number of confirmed coronavirus or COVID-19 cases in India rose to 31 as another person in the national capital tested positive for the deadly epidemic. The latest patient is a resident of Delhi and has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia. Also Read - Despite Seriousness of Coronavirus, Indian Athletes Hopeful of Tokyo Olympics Taking Place

Apart from this, the reported 30 cases include the previous three cases from Kerala, who have now cured and discharged from the hospital. In addition, there are three positive cases from Delhi-NCR, of which two have travel history from Italy, and one has a travel history of Iran.

Six patients in Agra contracted the infection from the first Delhi patient allegedly during a birthday party. One confirmed case of the disease has been reported in Telangana. The infected person visited Dubai where he picked up the infection from a person from Singapore. The Ministry has assured that all patients are stable and being closely monitored.