In a precautionary move to check spread of coronavirus, the Telangana government here on Saturday ordered closure of all educational institutions and banned public gatherings till March 31. However, various board examinations will be conducted as scheduled.
The government also announced closure of cinema halls, pubs, bars, clubs, gyms, swimming pools, museums, zoo parks, indoor and outdoor stadiums. Shopping malls, super markets and shops will, however, remain open to avoid inconvenience to people.
After a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao told the media all public events and sports events stood cancelled. The government also restricted the total number of guests to 200 at the marriages already scheduled, while event halls were asked not to take new bookings.
He said strict action would be taken against those running the classes in violation of the order.