Shocking news: Coronavirus enters Delhi NCR, Noida school to remain shut till March 11

In shocking news, two schools in Noida have been closed for three days. In the wake of the worldwide spread of coronavirus, the decision was taken a day after a Class 6 student’s father was infected with the new coronavirus.

Amid worldwide panic over coronavirus, schools will remain closed till March 11 so that precautionary steps could be taken. Health department officials have made a visit to both the schools and collected samples of two school kids. The school has postponed internal exams for high school students as its premises are being sanitized.

The team was led by the chief medical officer who has started sanitation exercise on the premises of one of the schools. Dr. Anurag Bharghav said,  “The school building is being sanitized and blood tests of five families have been sent for examination”.

Bharghav said that the five families had attended the birthday party, which was hosted by the man who tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. He further said that the man was infected with coronavirus only after the birthday party.

“We have quarantined the family for now and the chief medical officer has reached the location and advised the school to shut down and ordered a deep fumigation. There is nothing to worry,” district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, said while speaking to the media.

Since the deadly virus has entered Noida, an emergency may be declared in Delhi NCR. Coronavirus has created fear among people in Delhi NCR after a school student tested positive for the virus.

However, this is not the first case of coronavirus in India. Three people from Kerala had tested positive for the virus after which the Kerala government declared a state-wide emergency. It should be noted that all three patients in Kerala are students who returned from China’s Wuhan city.

The coronavirus, which originated in China has by far, spread more than 20 countries across the world ever since it came to be known. The deadly virus has grabbed the headlines ever since it was detected in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus has killed over 3,000 lives so far and over 90,000 have been infected with it.

Schools have been closed for the next three days for fumigation. The school principal assured the student’s family that there is nothing to worry about the virus, no need to panic and advised parents to stay alert and take due precautions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to remain calm and do not panic. He also advised people to take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection from the coronavirus.

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