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Mughal Gardens will be closed from March 7 to avoid spread of coronavirus

NEW DELHI, INDIA- In the wake of coronavirus, Mughal Gardens will be cloed for the public from Saturday March 7, President Ram Nath Kovind said. “Continuing the precautionary meausres at Rashtrapati Bhawan in view of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, the Mughal Gardens will close for the public from March 7to avoid any large gathering of people,” he said.

The country’s total number of positive cases fo coronavirus reached 30 today after a person in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh tested positiv.

Earlier today, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan siad: “Since January 17, an action has been taken in this regard and we started preparing ourselves to deal with for such scenario. It was even before the advise of the World Health Organisation (WHO)”

He informed that border crossing in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal were also being monitored by specific teams.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday saikd that he has decided not to participate in any ‘Holi Milan’ programme citing experts advise to reduce mass gathering to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal also said he won’t celebrate Holi in view of the Delhi violence and the spread of coronavirus.

“I would ask the people of Delhi to avoid going to a large gathering. And I will ask all my ministers to do the same” he said.

Coronavirus has so far killed more than 3200 people globally

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