SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir 

The authorities in the Indian-administered Kashmir has ordered the closure of all academic institutions till March 31 due to coronavirus.

“All educational institutions (public and private) including schools, colleges and universities of Jammu and Kashmir region to suspend teaching and classes work till March 31,” said Bhupinder Kumar, director of the region’s health department, at a news conference on Wednesday.

However, the official added that all examinations will take place as scheduled.

The authorities reported the second case of the coronavirus pandemic in the region on Wednesday. Both of the patients are undergoing treatment at a

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