Coronavirus Latest Updates: 3 fresh cases reported from Ladakh, Tamil Nadu — Total goes up to 34

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Coronavirus Latest Updates: The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has now gone up to 34 in India. Till Friday, the number was 31 which went up today after three more people tested positive on today — two are from Ladakh with travel history to Iran and one is from Tamil Nadu who had visited Oman. Earlier in the day, PM Modi reviewed the situation on coronavirus and action taken so far by various ministries. He also directed that an immediate exercise be taken up to identify sufficient locations for quarantine and also for critical care provisioning in case the disease spread. He also instructed officials to plan for early testing and evacuation of Indians from Iran.

PM Modi requested the people to consult doctors in case they have any doubts. He said that the entire world is now picking up the habit of saying ‘Namaste’, so if for any reason we Indians might have left the habit, then it is the right time to resume saying ‘Namaste’, instead of shaking hands.

A flight from Tehran brought swab samples of Indians in Iran who are suspected of having virus infection. The flight landed at around 5.30 am, and returned with many Iranian nationals at around 1030 am on Saturday. The Indian government also discussed with the Iranian authorities and a ferry flight with 300 swabs of Indians suspected to have contracted the coronavirus infection from Tehran will be arriving in Delhi soon. This plane operated by Iran’s Mahan Air would not be carrying any passengers and would ferry Iranians from India on its way back to Tehran.

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