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‘No need to panic from Coronavirus,’ assures PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he held an extensive review on the preparedness for novel coronavirus and urged people to not panic while assuring that all requisite steps to contain the virus are being taken.

Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister wrote, “There is no need to panic. We need to work together, take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection.”

“Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Different ministries and states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention,” he said in another tweet.

Noida school shut, postpones exam after students attend b’day party hosted by virus-hit man

A prominent English medium school in Sector 135 Noida on Tuesday decided to shut down the premises for two days and also postpone its annual examinations after a parent of the student of the school tested positive with COVID-19 on Monday.

A total of 40 students of the school have been tested for the virus and sent to 28-day isolation, the Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar said. A senior school official, who requested anonymity, has also confirmed to IANS about the developments. “Yes the said patient of COVID-19 is a parent of our student, we have taken all precautionary measures and are in constant contact with the Health Ministry to monitor the situation,” the senior official said.

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