NEW DELHI: Due to coronavirus scares, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has declared off for the primary sections of all its schools in Delhi till March 31st.
Announcing their step as a precautionary measure, KVS tweeted on Thursday, "As a precautionary measure and instruction from the Delhi government, schools in Delhi will be closed for primary section till 31st March."
Earlier on Thursday, Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, tweeted, "As a precautionary measure to prevent the possibility of spread of COVID-19 amongst our children, the Delhi government has directed immediate closure of all primary schools (govt/aided/private/MCD/NDMC) till 31/3/20."
The decision came after the number of infected people from the deadly virus increased. Until now, 30 citizens from different parts of India have tested positive.
Harsh Vardhan, the Health Minister, told the Parliament on Thursday that around 28,529 people had been brought under the community surveillance and were being monitored.
On Tuesday, a school in sector-135 of Noida, Shriram Millenium, postponed their annual exams and shut the school temporarily so as sanitize it after a parent of one of the students was found affected by COVID-19.
Many other private schools in Noida and Delhi have taken the step of closing the institutions following the outbreak of the virus in India.