Coronavirus News: Over 80 confirmed cases in India, govt declares COVID19 ‘notified disaster’

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Updated: March 15, 2020 12:05:34 am

Coronavirus News: A total of 83 positive cases have been reported in the country including 17 foreigners. A maximum of 19 cases have been traced in Kerala.

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Coronavirus India News: The government on Saturday declared Coronavirus outbreak in India as a ‘notified disaster’ and also announced to provide compensation and aid to infected people and also to the families of people who has succumbed to the deadly virus. So far, two people have died and over 80 have been tested positive for COVID19 infection. India has also suspended all movements through all immigration land check posts with neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan till further orders, news agency ANI reported.

After the death of an old man in Karnataka’s Kalburgi, a woman, in her late sixties, succumbed to the deadly virus in Delhi on Friday. The 68-year-old woman was reported to have been suffering from other serious ailments as well. The woman is believed to have come in the grip of the virus via her son who had last month travelled to Italy and Switzerland. Previously, a 76-year-old man died of Coronavirus in Karnataka becoming the first casualty in the country. He was also reported to have been suffering from chronic diabetes and heart problems.

The total number of positive cases has crossed 80 in the country including 17 foreigners. The number of those infected has reached 26 in Maharashtra with four more cases reported on Saturday. So far, a total of 10 patients have completely recovered and have been discharged from the hospital.

Stepping up the vigil, many state governments have shut schools and colleges across the country. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Rajasthan CM have given orders to shut all the gyms, swimming pools, schools and colleges in the states after the number of cases suddenly surged in the country. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also announced similar measures in Delhi and put to rest the speculation about the IPL games by banning all sports activities in the state. Soon after the decision was taken by the Delhi government, the BCCI postponed the dates for the tournament which will now begin on April 15.

The central government has banned the entry of all foreign nationals in the country by suspending the visa of all foreign nationals barring diplomatic and work visas and other exceptions. The government has also banned the export of face masks and sanitisers out of the country and included both the products on the list of most essential drugs. The decision led Israeli PM Netanyahu to make an appeal to PM Modi requesting the supply of masks and sanitisers in the country.

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