New Delhi: Soon after the sixth case of coronavirus was reported in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday declared it as an epidemic and said all cinema halls will remain closed till March 31. He also added that schools and colleges where exams are not being held will also remain closed. Also Read - Coronavirus: Three Planes Will be Sent to Iran to Bring Back Stranded Indians, Says Health Ministry



Addressing a press conference, the Delhi CM said that disinfecting all public places, including the government and private offices and shopping malls, has been made compulsory.

The development comes after a fresh case of coronavirus was reported in the national capital. Officials said that the mother of a 46-year-old man, who tested positive for coronavirus, has also been detected with the virus.



A resident of West Delhi’s Janakpuri, the woman is 69 years of age and is admitted to RML Hospital. Moreover, her son has a history of travel to Japan, Geneva and Italy.

Earlier, the Delhi Chief Minister had said that the morning assembly sessions in government schools have been stopped till further notice. He also had said that the Anganwadis in the national capital will also remain closed.

“In view of Coronavirus, morning assembly sessions of Delhi government schools have been stopped and Anganwadis to remain closed,” the chief minister had said.

As per the latest updates, 74 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported across the country. The deadly coronavirus has so far killed more than 4000 people globally.