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NEW DELHI: The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus increased to 30 on Thursday after a Ghaziabad resident tested positive. The Ministry of Health confirmed up to 28 new cases on Wednesday, all in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The ministry urged people not to panic amid the lack of hand sanitizers and surgical masks that are reported from several places.

The overall death count due to COVID-19 is now more than 3,000.

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Here is a look at the latest developments:

Ghaziabad resident is positive; Total cases in India 30

It is said that the patient, a resident of Ghaziabad, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, traveled to Iran recently.

As of Wednesday night, India reported 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19. A Paytm employee, who had recently gone on vacation to Italy, tested positive on Wednesday. Sixteen Italians, on vacation in India, tested positive with their Indian driver. In Hyderabad, a technician who had returned from Dubai tested positive. A businessman from Delhi who had traveled to Iran tested positive and also his six relatives. In the three cases reported by Kerala, patients were discharged after receiving treatment.

Special flights for Indians stranded in Iran

March 6 onwards, special flights between Iran and India will begin for stranded passengers. More than 2000 Indians are stranded in Iran. “Iran will send an empty flight to India (Delhi) tomorrow to take Iranian citizens from India to Tehran and one more flight will come to India the day after tomorrow to bring Indian equipment to Iran for stranded Indian citizens,” said the official Iranian embassy.

More than 1,200 quarantined so far in Calcutta amid the scare of the coronavirus

So far, more than 1,200 people who arrived in West Bengal from countries under the control of the coronavirus have been quarantined. In total, 1,252 people were put under surveillance until March 4 and of these, the surveillance period of 115 is over, the official said. A person is admitted to an isolation facility, while 1,136 are under home surveillance, he said, adding that they are in a stable condition.

Five isolated in Srinagar hospital


Kashmir health authorities have kept five people with a recent history of traveling to countries affected by the coronavirus in the isolation room of the SKIMS hospital, henceforth showed symptoms of the disease, officials said Thursday. Of the five, one had traveled to Thailand while two had been in Iran, the remaining two had a recent history of travel to the epicenter of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China.

Sikkim suspends the issuance of ILP to foreigners

The Sikkim government decided on Thursday to suspend the issuance of the Internal Line Permit (ILP) to foreign citizens after the scare of the coronavirus as a precaution, said a senior official. “In view of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, ILP cannot be issued to foreign citizens, including those from Bhutan, effective as of today,” said a Department of Interior notification issued by joint secretary Parina Gurung.

India-EU Summit postponed


An India-EU summit scheduled for March 13 in Brussels was postponed due to the coronavirus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar announced Thursday. “The decision (postponing the summit) was made in the spirit of close cooperation between India and the EU, who share the same concerns and commitment to global health and hope that the outbreak will be contained soon,” Kumar said.

Delhi schools will remain closed until March 31


All public and private schools in the national capital will remain closed until March 31 for students up to class 5, said Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia. The notification mandates that the school close as of tomorrow following the coronavirus.

Indian student in Dubai positive for Covid-19

An Indian student in Dubai tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the United Arab Emirates to 27, health officials said. A 16-year-old student from an Indian school in Dubai has tested positive for the coronavirus. The infection was contracted by the student’s parents who had traveled abroad.

89 people under observation in Bihar

89 people, including 14 who have returned from Iran, are under observation by COVID-19 in Bihar, although no positive cases have been reported so far, the state health minister said. Blood samples from 48 people were analyzed for coronavirus in Bihar, of which 44 were negative, he said. Reports of blood from three people have not yet been received.

Fourteen Italians moved to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram

The fourteen Italians, who tested positive for coronavirus, were transferred to the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon from an ITBP quarantine center. The hospital stated Thursday morning, saying that these patients are housed in a completely separate apartment, that it has been quarantined and has no contact with the rest of the hospital.

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Commercial impact of the coronavirus epidemic in India estimated at $ 348 million: UN report

The commercial impact of the coronavirus epidemic in India is estimated at about $ 348 million and the country is among the top 15 most affected economies, as the slowdown in manufacturing in China disrupts world trade, according to a report from the Un.

The coronavirus outbreak could cause a decrease of 50 billion dollars in exports through global value chains. The most affected sectors include precision instruments, machinery, automotive and communication equipment.

Among the most affected economies are the European Union ($ 15.6 billion), the United States ($ 5.8 billion), Japan ($ 5.2 billion), South Korea ($ 3.8 billion) million), the Chinese province of Taiwan ($ 2.6 billion) and Vietnam ($ 2.3 billion).

Paytm closes Gurgaon’s office for 15 days

A 26-year-old Paytm employee, a resident of Pankha Road in Janakpuri, became the second resident of Delhi to hire Covid-19. I had just returned from a vacation in Italy, a coronavirus hotspot. The Paytm employee worked in the company’s Gurgaon office, which has been closed for 15 days. Paytm has advised employees in offices throughout India to work from home for two days.

Two more cases of Covid-19 suspects in the city of Hyderabad

Two days after a 24-year-old software professional was confirmed as the first case of Covid-19 in Hyderabad, two more suspicious cases tested positive in the first round of tests at the ICMR laboratory at Gandhi Medical College in Secunderabad. The samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, for final confirmation.


1,500 Indians in Iran will be selected

The government will collect samples from 1,500 Indians who visit Iran primarily for pilgrimage and these will be taken to tests in local laboratories to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Governments come together to intensify efforts

Health officials in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan face a massive task of tracking and evaluating all who may have been in contact with infected people. It is likely that the number of such persons is greater than 100.

High anxiety among health personnel.

One of the most defining moments in the fight against Covid-19 in China was the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, the doctor who made public the presence of the infection, due to the same virus. Last week, his colleague, Dr. Mi Wenliang, was also a victim of the new coronavirus, which underscores the risks faced by health workers who treat infected people.

Data shows that 1,700 medical workers have been infected by Covid-19 in China and at least six have succumbed.

Although no health worker has been affected in India, the level of anxiety among hospital staff such as Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia, where coronavirus patients are treated, is high.

Kejriwal establishes a working group in Covid-19

Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday created a working group to address the spread of the new coronavirus in the capital. The task force is chaired by the prime minister and includes senior officials from all interested departments, municipal corporations and the Delhi police.

At the first meeting on Wednesday, Kejriwal ordered officials from all civic departments and agencies to ensure that measures such as surveillance and detection were implemented in war conditions.


The weather is unlikely to stop the spread of the virus.

Some experts believe that the spread of the coronavirus can be reduced in hot weather conditions, but the prognosis until March 12 does not show any relief on that front, since an increase in temperature is not forecast in the coming days.

Although the seasonal forecast of the Indian Meteorological Department for March-April-May speaks of “warmer than normal” temperatures in the northwest, west, center and parts of southern India, it predicts maximum daytime temperatures “below normal ( 2-5 ° Celsius in general) “. ”In important parts of the Indian continent during the period from March 6 to 12.

Andhra Pradesh on alert while suspect cases of Covid-19 increase

In Andhra Pradesh, the government is on high alert as there is an outbreak in suspected cases of coronavirus. On Wednesday, 11 new cases were reported from the districts of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Eastern and Western Godavari and Krishna.

Suspects with fever and cold have been quarantined. They all had a history of recent trips to foreign countries. So far, the state government has examined 262 people with symptoms of coronavirus and quarantined them. Of these, 170 have completed the two-week quarantine without Coronavirus infection. Up to 92 people remain isolated in their homes and their reports have not yet been received.


In China

The number of deaths from coronavirus in China has crossed 3,000 with 31 new deaths and the total number of confirmed cases increased to more than 80,400.

Out of china

In the last 24 hours, 2,103 recently confirmed cases have been reported outside of China and four new member states – Argentina, Chile, Poland and Ukraine – have reported cases of COVID-19. South Korea confirmed 438 more cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of infections to 5,766. Japan confirmed more than 1,037 cases of coronavirus, and so far 12 people have died due to infection. Italy reported a total of 107 deaths from the deadly coronavirus. In Iran, the deadly infection claimed 92 lives from more than 2,922 cases.

The number of deaths in the United States by COVID-19 increased to 11 on Thursday and throughout the country there are almost 160 confirmed cases. France said 21 new cases of COVID-19 had been identified with a total of 285 cases diagnosed, of which 12 were cured and four died.

Worldwide, there are 95,483 confirmed cases, 3,286 deaths and 53,688 people have recovered.

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