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Coronavirus Updates: Number Of Positive Cases Rises To 236, Says Health Ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Urged People To Stay Indoors And Called For 'janata Curfew' On Sunday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 20 Mar 2020, 11:39:48 PM
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Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India Reports 4th Death; No New Domestic Covid-19 Case In China (Photo Credit: Image for Representational Purpose/Reuters)

New Delhi:

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 195 on Friday after 22 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Health Ministry data. The cases include 32 foreign nationals- including 17 from Italy, 3 from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. The figure also includes four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra so far.

"The total number of active COVID 2019 cases across India stands at 171 so far," the ministry said adding that 20 others have been cured/discharged/migrated while four have died. The government has banned landing of all international commercial passenger flights from March 22 for a week. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to stay indoors and called for 'janata curfew' on Sunday. Giving the details of the fourth coronavirus fatality in the country, the Union health ministry said the person, who died in Punjab, was an elderly and had co-morbid conditions like diabetes, cardiac ailments.

In China, no new domestic coronavirus cases were confirmed in China for the second consecutive day even as three more fatalities have been reported, taking the death toll in the country to 3,248. China reported 39 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on on Thursday, all of which were imported taking the total of confirmed cases of people coming from abroad to 228. (With Agency Inputs)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson orders UK-wide lockdown from tonight, PM tells cafes, pubs and restaurants must close: UK Media 

Tamil Nadu: Indian passengers who arrived at Madurai Airport from Dubai underwent 'home quarantine' stamping with indelible ink, earlier today. The stamp indicates the last day of quarantine.



Delhi govt to pay salaries to daily wage staff, guest teachers employed at places that have been closed due to COVID-19: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson orders UK-wide lockdown from tonight, PM tells cafes, pubs and restaurants must close: UK Media 

A total of 236 persons among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases have tested positive for COVID19: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Four COVID19 positive cases have been confirmed in Jabalpur. Three persons belong to the same family and have travel history to Dubai while the fourth person has travel history to Germany. 

Two Indonesian nationals have tested positive for COVID19 in Telangana. Total number of positive cases in the sate has reached 19: Dr. Shankar, Superintendent, Government Fever Hospital

A total of 236 persons among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases have tested positive for COVID19: Indian Council of Medical Research

12 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala- 5 in Ernakulam, 6 in Kasaragod and 1 in Palakkad. There are total 40 Coronavirus positive cases in the state: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.


 

Coronavirus: BJP MP Varun Gandhi, Deepender Hooda go in to self-isolation.

Derek O'Brien goes in to self isolation as he sat beside MP, Dusyant Singh for 2 hours. BJP MP Dushyant Singh, was present in a party with Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive with coronavirus.


 

Army Chief General MM Naravane, today, reviewed preparations of the force to tackle COVID-19. As per new Army advisory, 35% officers & 50% Jawans to work from home adhering to home quarantine for a week starting 23 March. 2nd group to proceed on home quarantine from 30 March.

Five United Kingdom nationals who were in isolation ward at a hospital in Kochi have tested positive for COVID-19: Kerala Minister V S Sunil Kumar.

Petrol pumps to be operational from 8 am to 4 pm in Pune till March 31st

Chief Minister's Office: CM Yogi Adityanath has appealed to postpone all religious, spiritual, social, cultural, and auspicious programmes till 2nd April in the state in the view of coronavirus.

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh self-isolates himself; he was in the party that was also attended by singer Kanika Kapoor who has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta declares 2-week emergency over Coronavirus outbreak; public entertainment to halt from Monday, public transport limited reports regional media.

Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to sanitize Lucknow, Noida and Kanpur as precautionary measure against Coronavirus.

In Chandigarh, three individuals (including her mother, brother and cook) who came in contact with the patient have also been tested positive. A new case of a woman who was earlier admitted in PGI (returned from UK) has also been tested positive: Manoj Parida.

Till now, 5 individuals have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh. First case is of a young female (who had returned from England), who was found positive yesterday: Manoj Parida, Adviser to Administrator Department of Public Relations, Chandigarh

In the wake of COVID-19, Kerala govt has directed Travancore Devaswom Board and Pathanamthitta dist admn not to allow entry of pilgrims to the 10 day annual Sabarimala temple festival that begins on March 29. Pilgrims also not allowed to attend 'Ararat ceremony' on April 8 at Pampa.


 

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with the Chief Ministers of all states today, over Coronavirus.



The number of positive cases of COVID19 in India has gone up to 223



The total number of positive cases of COVID19 in India now stands at 223 (including 32 foreigners), 4 deaths (1 each) in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

We are closing all 3 Delhi Haats also which are run by Delhi government in INA, Pitam pura and Janakpuri. HoHo bus services of tourism department are also closed: Manish Sisodia.

Dilli haat, INA closed in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with the Chief Ministers of all states today, over coronavirus.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today inspected the Parliament building, in the wake of COVID19 outbreak.



In view of COVID-19, Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Personality Tests (Interviews) of the candidates of Civil Services (Main) Exam 2019 scheduled from 23 March to 3rd April, 2020 until further orders. New dates will be informed to the candidates in due course.

All restaurants, hotels, sweet shops, food stalls, cafe, and other eateries will remain closed in Lucknow till 31st March: District Magistrate Lucknow.

"While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant and his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19 was also a guest. As a matter of abundant caution, my son and I have immediately self-quarantined and we’re taking all precautions", says BJP leader Vasundhara Raje.

"While in Lucknow,I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant and his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19 was also a guest. As a matter of abundant caution, my son and I have immediately self-quarantined and we’re taking all precautions", says BJP leader Vasundhara Raje.

A total of 206 positive cases have been reported in the country so far. More than 6,700 contacts of them are being monitored. 4 deaths took place, they were all over 64 years of age and had co-morbidity due to which they were vulnerable, says Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry. 

In view of Coronavirus, the operation of AN-32 (Kargil Courier Service), IL-76/C-17 and Pawan Hans Heli Services in Ladakh shall remain suspended till 15th April for civilian passenger movement: Department of Information and Public Relations Kargil, Ladakh.   

BJP MP Dushyant Singh, who was present in party with Kanika Kapoor, to be tested for coronavirus: Sources

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor tests positive for coronavirus

In Maharashtra, exams for class 9th & 11th will be conducted after 15th April, 2020 while the remaining two papers of class 10th will take place as per schedule. All exams from class 1 to 8 are cancelled, students to be promoted to next classes: Education Minister

In view of the prevailing situation, Delhi government is closing down all Malls (except grocery, pharmacy and vegetable shops in them), says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal 

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: State government has ordered complete shutdown in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, except essential services and public transport. This is not a holiday, avoid crowding. Banks to remain open in the state.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: In Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur - which have international airports, all shops (other than essentials) and offices to remain closed till 31st March, 2020.

China will hold a video conference with more than 10 countries in the Eurasian and South Asia on prevention and control of Covid-19 today. China will support and assist its friendly neighbors in the spirit of solidarity amid adversity: Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India

Uttarakhand Police appeals to the public to stay at home, "We Stay at Work For You, You Please Stay at Home For Us".



A total of 206 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases. A total of 14,376 samples from 13,486 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 as on 20th March, 10am: Indian Council of Medical Research

The 69-year-old Italian tourist, who had recovered from COVID-19, dies of cardiac arrest in Jaipur private hospital: SMS Hospital official.

An Italian tourist has died in Jaipur making it the fifth Covid-19 related death in India, according to reports.

Andhra Pradesh reported third case of coronavirus with a person testing positive in Visakhapatnam. Another woman has tested positive for coronavirus in Mohali taking the total number of cases in Punjab to three, an official said on Friday.

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL): All international flight operations will be temporarily suspended at Delhi Airport from 22nd Mar, 0001 hrs GMT at the port of origin to 29th Mar, 0001 GMT as per the advisory issued by the Govt of India.

Odisha reports second confirmed novel coronavirus case, man who returned from a country affected by Covid-19 tests positive, reports PTI quoting state health department

A Kolkata resident with a recent travel history to the United Kingdom has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, making it the second confirmed case in West Bengal, PTI reported quoting an official. The man returned from the UK on March 13 and was admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital in the city on March 19 with symptoms of COVID-19, the state government official said.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet the ministers for Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries, Civil Aviation, MSMEs, and Tourism, at North Block today to take feedback & assess the economic impact of Covid-19.

Nepal: Extensive screening of people coming from India being conducted at the Indo-Nepal border town of Kakarvitta, as a preventive measure against the spread of Coronavirus.



Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Forest Research Institute has been put under lock-down after two India Forest Service (IFS) trainees were found positive for Covid-19: Amita Upreti, Director General of Uttarakhand Health Department

Delhi has, so far, reported 17 positive cases which includes one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 19 cases, including one foreigner. Maharashtra has 47 cases, including three foreigners, while Kerala has recorded 28 cases which include two foreign nationals. Karnataka has 15 coronavirus patients. The number of cases in Ladakh rose to 10 and Jammu and Kashmir four.


Telangana has reported 16 cases which include nine foreigners. Rajasthan has also reported seven cases including that of two foreigners. Tamil Nadu has three cases so far while Andhra Pradesh has two. Odisha, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Chandigarh and Punjab have reported one case each. In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners.

The total number of positive cases of Covid-19 in India now stands at 195 (including 32 foreigners): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare



There was no new domestic coronavirus cases were confirmed in China for the second consecutive day even as three more fatalities have been reported, taking the death toll in the country to 3,248, the Chinese health authority said on Friday. No new domestically transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus disease were reported on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, the National Health Commission (NHC) said. However, the NHC said on Friday that it received reports of 39 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, all of which were imported taking the total of confirmed cases of people coming from abroad to 228.

The Indian government banned all international commercial passenger aircraft from landing in the country from March 22 to March 29. Moreover, the Central government has requested states to enforce work for home for private sector employees, except for those working in emergency and essential services.

The total tally of 173 includes 25 foreign nationals -- 17 from Italy, 3 from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. There are four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Punjab so far.


Delhi has reported 12 positive cases which includes one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 17 cases, including one foreigner. Maharashtra has 45 cases, including three foreigners, while Kerala has recorded 27 cases which include two foreign nationals. Karnataka has 14 coronavirus patients. The number of cases in Ladakh rose to eight and Jammu and Kashmir four. Telangana has reported six cases which include two foreigners. Rajasthan has also reported seven cases including that of two foreigners. Tamil Nadu has two cases so far. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Chandigarh and Punjab have reported one case each. In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners.

In his address to the nation on coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to all Indians to stay indoors and only go out of homes if it was extremely important. He asked people to observe 'Janata curfew' on March 22 from 7 am-9 pm and also express gratitude for those working in hospitals, airports and other places without worrying about themselves.

India reported its fourth coronavirus death on Thursday while the total COVID-19 cases rose to 173. There were more than 20 fresh cases in last 24 hours with Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh reporting their first COVID-19 patients on early Thursday. Giving the details of the fourth coronavirus fatality in the country, the Union health ministry said the person, who died in Punjab, was an elderly and had co-morbid conditions like diabetes, cardiac ailments.

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First Published : 20 Mar 2020, 08:25:10 AM

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