Nine new novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed in southwest India today, health authorities there said, bringing the total number of patients in the country to 56.
Three cases were detected in Karnataka, according to the state’s commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, Pankaj Pandey, while another six were reported in Kerala and are under quarantine.
In response, the Kerala government is suspending all schools and canceling nearly all year-end exams, according to Dr. Amar Fettle, a senior government official in the state.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also said the state government will suspend all public programs until March 31 and launch what he called “awareness programs.”
Source : CNN