5
Sunday
April 2020
7:30 PM IST
News Headlines
If you stay indoors right now, you are fighting the battle for your country: Pujara        Lockdown challenge: Rai builds muscles to maintain shape for third Olympics        Avolon cancels order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX planes        Stocks fall on Wall Street, heading for another weekly loss        Trump recommends Americans wear face masks, but says he won't        Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat        Bangladesh sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, extends shutdown to Apr 11        EC postpones elections to 11 UP Legislative Council seats amid lockdown        Coronavirus: No community transmission in Goa, says CM        Madhya Pradesh: Two senior health officials test positive for Covid-19        COVID-19 death toll nears 100-mark; Govt says no need to panic as 30% infections linked to Tablighi centre        Kerala has been successful in containing outbreak of COVID-19, claims CM        Elderly couple cured of COVID-19, says Kerala CM        COVID-19 death toll in country rises to 62, cases to 2,547        43 more test positive for virus in Mumbai; death toll 19        COVID-19 cases in Delhi mounts to 386; two more deaths: Authorities        COVID-19: Focus shifts to rapid tests in hotspots; Govt says numbers in control sans one ''event''        Rupee slides 53 paise to settle above 76 mark amid meltdown in equities        India-returned SA players are COVID-19 negative, no symptoms in those not tested        No alternative to constant testing to combat COVID-19: Sonia        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Kerala News
Delhi govt declares coronavirus an epidemic; shuts cinema halls, schools and colleges
 
New Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI) The Delhi government on Thursday declared coronavirus an epidemic and shut all cinema halls, schools and colleges, except those where exams are on, till March 31.

The government also made it compulsory to disinfect all public places, including government and private offices and shopping malls, every day in the national capital.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, LG Anil Baijal and top government officials.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, the chief minister said his government was making arrangements for quarantine facilities at vacant flats owned by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) and under-construction hospitals.

"All cinema halls will remain shut till March 31. Also, all schools and colleges, except those where exams are being held, will remain shut till March 31 due to coronavirus. The government has declared coronavirus an epidemic," he said.

Kejriwal said that his government is fully prepared to deal with COVID-19, asserting that more than 500 beds in hospitals are ready to admit coronavirus patients if needed.

In the meeting, measures taken so far to tackle coronavirus were reviewed, Kejriwal said.

"Whatever we are doing is to deal with coronavirus. I hope that all will support us. In the entire world, coronaviurs is rapidly increasing, but in India, we all have so far been able to contain it. If we are cautious, we can save our country from coronavirus," he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also issued an order, saying "All educational institutions -- schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, universities and private coaching and tuition centres -- will remain closed till March 31, except for holding examinations."

"The students can be asked to attend the school, college, institutions only to take board exams, term end exams and semester exams," he added.

After the meeting, Baijal tweeted, "Reviewed preparedness to contain the COVID - 19 in Delhi with Hon'ble CM @ArvindKejriwal, Hon'ble Health Minister @SatyendarJain, CS, Delhi & other officers.Decision taken to close schools, colleges, cinema halls, etc. for sometime to minimise the possibility of spread."

In another tweet, the LG advised Delhiites to avoid unnecessary travel to crowded areas in the city.

"My advice to all to avoid unnecessary travel to crowded areas. Let's take all possible preventive measures as far as possible," he tweeted.

The number of coronavirus patients in the country has risen to 74 with 14 fresh cases, including a foreign national. The national capital has so far recorded six cases of coronavirus.

According to a statement issued by Baijal's office, the lieutenant governor directed municipal bodies, DUSIB, deputy commissioners of 11 districts to set up quarantine facilities.

"The LG further directed health department to ensure immediate steps to augment facilitation of sample testing, quarantine & tertiary care at designated hospitals. He directed all concerned to have extensive training and capacity building for staff to fight against the threat of deadly novel coronavirus," the statement stated.


Kerala has been successful in containing outbreak of COVID-19, claims CM
Elderly couple cured of COVID-19, says Kerala CM
32 new cases in Kerala, Elderly couple cured of virus
Covid-19: Punishment by police in Kannur for violating lockdown turns into row
Funeral of COVID-19 victim held as per WHO protocol
COVID-19: Kerala CM expresses concern over blocking roads in Karnataka border
COVID-19: Positive cases rise to 164 in Kerala, 1,10,299 people under surveillance, says CM
COVID-19: Kerala CM announces formation of Community Volunteer Force
Kerala govt to keep beverage outlets open, bars shut
Five foreigners test positive for coronavirus in Kerala
TN shuts land border with neighbouring States Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala
Nearly 300 passengers offloaded as UK man tests positive of COVID-19
COVID-19 : Nine kept under observation in isolation wards, 942 persons kept home quarantine
Ayyappa temple opens for ''Meenamasa'' Pooja
Three-year-old child tests positive for coronavirus in Kerala, number of cases rises to 6
Kerala CM seeks MEA help to bring back stranded Indian
2 lakh houses ready for the homeless, says Kerala CM
Kerala school''s apathy denies 29 students chance to write Class 10 exam
NIA, Military Intelligence, ATS conduct probe into abandoned bullets
Two forest dept officials killed in wildfire
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
My whole life has been a miracle: Rajinikanth
 Mumbai: From starting out as a bus conductor to becoming one of the biggest stars of the: country,  
'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus: Release of Ranveer Singh-starrer '83' put on hold
'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump recommends Americans wear face masks, but says he won't
 Washington, Apr 4 (PTI) President Donald Trump has recommended Americans to cover their faces with s
Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat
Bangladesh sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, extends shutdown to Apr 11
US wages all-out war to defeat "horrible" coronavirus: says Trump, as death toll crosses 5,000
NATIONAL NEWS
EC postpones elections to 11 UP Legislative Council seats amid lockdown
 Lucknow, Apr 4 (PTI) The Election Commission has postponed the elections to 11 Uttar Pradesh Legisla
Coronavirus: No community transmission in Goa, says CM
Madhya Pradesh: Two senior health officials test positive for Covid-19
43 more test positive for virus in Mumbai; death toll 19
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2020 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.