2020-06-26 20:11:00

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, all the schools in Delhi will remain closed till July 31, the state deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said today.

“Reopening schools is not merely a technical work, rather, it is a creative work that would give schools a new and bigger role. Schools will continue to be closed in Delhi till July 31,” Sisodia said.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the state surged to 73,780 today, according to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare.

To determine the spread of the coronavirus disease in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to undertake serological survey using rapid antibody tests from June 27. The survey will cover 20,000 people across Delhi’s 11 districts.

The sero-survey is part of Delhi government’s revised COVID-19 response plan. The state government planned to focus more on contact tracing and testing amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the capital. All symptomatic contacts and asymptomatic high-risk contacts to be tested between fifth and tenth day of contact as per the latest guidelines.

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