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Delhi cinema halls to be shut till March 31 due to coronavirus

BusinessToday.In     March 12, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that all cinema halls will be closed till March 31 due to coronavirus.

He has also said that all schools where exams are not being held will remain shut.

"We have sufficient beds for quarantine facilities. Empty flats of DUSIB and under construction hospitals will also be readied," Kejriwal said.

Earlier Deputy CM Manish Sisodia announced that all Delhi government, aided, a private and civic body run schools will remain shut till March 6.

The Delhi government has declared the coronavirus as an epidemic. This follows WHO declaring the virus as a pandemic.


Kejriwal has also announced that disinfecting all public places, including government, private offices and shopping malls, has been made compulsory.


Bollywood films Agrezi Medium releasing on March 13 and Sooryavanshi releasing on March 26 might feel the heat of this move.

Kerela too had closed down all cinema halls in the state till March 16.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Union Ministers will not travel abroad. The government had earlier rejected all visas except a few like diplomatic and employment-related.

India has so far reported 73 confirmed cases of the virus out of which Delhi has reported 6 cases.

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