Mughal Gardens will be closed from March 7 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Following this, Mughal Gardens will remain closed to the public from Saturday, March 7, the president said Thursday.

Continuing with precautionary measures in Rashtrapati Bhawan in view of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, the Mughal gardens will close to the public starting March 7 to avoid a large gathering of people, he said.

The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in the country reached 30 today after a person in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, tested positive.

Today, Union Health Harsh Vardhan said: Since January 17, action has been taken on this and we begin to prepare to face that scenario. It was even before the advice of the World Organization (WHO).

He reported that the border crossing at Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal is also being monitored by specific teams.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said Wednesday that he had decided not to participate in any 'Holi Milan' program citing experts who advise reducing mass meetings to avoid smeared of coronavirus.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also said he won't celebrate Holi in view of the Delhi violence and the smeared of coronavirus.

I would ask the people of Delhi to avoid going to a big meeting. And I will ask all my ministers to do the same, he said yesterday.

The coronavirus has so far killed more than 3,200 people worldwide.