Following a person testing positive for the deadly coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, a closure of schools and cinema halls has been ordered in the region. Cinema halls in Jammu will remain closed till March 31 amid coronavirus outbreak, informed deputy commissioner of Jammu while Rohit Kansal, principal secretary for Health said that all primary schools in Bandipora, Baramulla, Srinagar, and Budgam districts will also remain closed till the end of March


In a bulletin the Jammu and Kashmir administration said on Tuesday, "In Jammu and Kashmir, till date, 705 number of travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance, 491 in home quarantine (including Yatri Bhawan, Jammu), nine in hospital quarantine, 53 in home surveillance, while 150 completed their 28 days surveillance period. 56 samples have been sent for testing, 26 of them are negative, while one tested positive and 29 reports are awaited."


In India the total number of coronavirus positive cases has reached over 50 and of these, 34 are Indian nationals and 16 are citizens of Italy, confirmed Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary (Health), on Tuesday.


However, the country is fortunate not to have recorded any deaths so far.