Coronavirus: No public meetings, darbars in J&K till March 31

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said no public meetings or darbars will be held until March 31 in view of coronavirus scare.

“All darbars and public meetings to be put in abeyance till 31 March,” said the government spokesperson, Rohit Kansal, on Twitter.

In wake of the coronavirus threat, the government has already ordered suspension of teaching and class work in all schools, colleges and universities, and closure of Anganwari centres in J&K till 31 March 2020. However, the board and other competitive examinations shall be conducted as per schedule.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Director National Health Mission (NHM), Bhupinder Kumar said 1,211 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under active surveillance; 150 of them have completed surveillance period of 28 days while as 12 are undergoing hospital quarantine.

Kumar said that 64 samples of suspected cases have been sent for testing so far; 28 have reported negative, 1 has tested positive and a report of 35 is awaited.