Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tweeted that he reviewed the situation of coronavirus and the preparedness of India to deal with the global pandemic, assuring citizens that there was no reason to panic. His tweet came a day after two cases of novel Coronavirus emerged in India. A Delhi-based man, who had recently returned from Italy, tested positive for COVID-19, while a man in Hyderabad was also found to have contracted the disease after he had gone to Dubai where he worked with his colleagues from Hong Kong. Apart from that, an Italian tourist in Jaipur was found to be infected by the virus on Monday.
On Tuesday, Hyatt Regency asked its staff to self-quarantine after a coronavirus-infected man had dined at the hotel restaurant on February 28. It told all staffers who were present in the restaurant on that day to quarantine themselves for 14 days. Apart from this, the hotel will also conduct daily temperature checks for all staffers and contractors upon entering and exiting the hotel, ANI reported the hotel administration as saying.
The Union Government also suspended all regular visas and e-visas, including visa on arrival, issued till March 3 for Italian, Iranian, South Korean and Japanese nationals who have not entered India yet.
Meanwhile, two schools in Noida have been shut for the next few days as one of the students is the child of the Delhi-based man who was tested positive for coronavirus. The exams in one of the schools have also been postponed and the premises have been fumigated.
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