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U'khand govt declares coronavirus an epidemic; shuts schools, colleges and cinema halls

The Uttarakhand government has declared novel coronavirus an epidemic and shut all multiplexes, cinema halls, degree colleges and technical institutes across the state till March 31, official sources said.

Yogita S.

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Published on 15 March 2020 8:08 AM GMT

Ukhand govt declares coronavirus an epidemic; shuts schools, colleges and cinema halls
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Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has declared novel coronavirus an epidemic and shut all multiplexes, cinema halls, degree colleges and technical institutes across the state till March 31, official sources said.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the state council of ministers here late on Saturday night.

However, medical colleges will remain open, they said.

Under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, the Centre has authorised state governments to take preventive measures to control the spread of coronavirus, state government spokesperson and Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik said.

The state government has the authority under the Act to close any school, college or theatre incase it feels they may pose a threat to public health, he said.

PTI

Yogita S.

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