The government has already announced closure of schools till further order. Cinema halls too have been closed till March 31 or as per the further order.
In view of the Coronavirus threat, the National Green Tribunal has issued a notice to stop the use of biometric machines to mark attendance at its principal bench in the city.
One can be exposed to the deadly virus when contaminated hands touch the eyes, nose or mouth.
Employees will mark their attendance in registers till that date, Additional Chief Secretary (Secretariat Administration) Mahesh Kumar Gupta told PTI.
It was not only Delhi as the government in neighbouring Punjab also temporarily stopped biometric attendance in government offices, including the state secretariat.