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News about the Corona India virus: The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in India reached 114 on Monday | India News


NEW DELHI: The number of coronavirus cases reached 114 in the country on Monday after new cases were reported from various states, including Odisha, as the government imposed new travel restrictions, prohibiting the entry of passengers from the countries of the EU and the UK from March 18.

The country is slowly moving towards a complete closure as state governments have ordered the closure of schools, colleges, shopping malls, movie theaters, and discourage people from attending large public gatherings.

Here’s a look at the latest developments on the coronavirus outbreak in India and around the world:

COVID-19 ‘prove every suspected case’: WHO

The World Health Organization on Monday asked countries to analyze each suspected case of COVID-19, as the rest of the world recorded more cases and deaths in the pandemic than China.

“You can’t fight a fire blindfolded,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, saying the WHO recommended to the countries “Test, test, test. Test every suspected case.”

“In the past week, we have seen a rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases,” he said, describing the pandemic as “the defining global health crisis of our time.”

Three new cases in Kerala, monitoring strengthened

Three more people tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Monday, bringing the number of affected cases to 24, as the government decided to strengthen surveillance by monitoring all passengers arriving in the state, Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

While two people tested positive in Malappuram, one positive case was from the Kasaragod district.

“The total number of people under surveillance is 12,740, of whom 270 are in hospitals and the rest are under house quarantine,” he said.

Italy reports 349 new virus deaths

Italy on Monday reported 349 new deaths from the new coronavirus, bringing its total from last month to 2,158, the most after China.

The number of official COVID-19 deaths has more than doubled since Thursday, when Italy’s number exceeded 1,000 for the first time. Italy now has 27,980 infections, compared to 15,113 four days ago.

India bans travelers from the UK, the EU and Turkey from March 18

India has temporarily banned the entry of travelers from the United Kingdom, the European Union, Turkey and the European Free Trade Association as of Wednesday (March 18).

In addition, those who come to or transit the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait must be quarantined for at least two weeks.

Both additional measures are temporary and will be in effect until March 31, when they will be reviewed, in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the government said.

MEA Launches Help Lines for Those Seeking Assistance

The foreign affairs ministry has launched help lines for those seeking assistance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The MEA has established a special cell to coordinate with Indians living abroad on issues related to the response to the pandemic that has claimed more than 5,000 lives worldwide.

“All hands on deck! @ MEA India help lines for the COVID-19 Control Center are open. Control room: 1800118797 (toll free), + 91- 11-23012113, + 91- 11-23014104 , + 91- 11-23017905, “MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

He also shared a fax number – + 91-011-23018158 – and an email address – [email protected] – for those who want to contact the ministry regarding issues related to the outbreak.

The number of coronavirus cases increases to 114

The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 114 with one new case each in Ladakh, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala, health ministry officials said Monday.

The number includes 13 people who were discharged after they recovered and two deaths, they said.

Iran reports 129 new virus deaths, totaling 853

Iran said on Monday that the new coronavirus had killed 129 more people, a new record for a single day in one of the most affected countries in the world.

“Our request is that everyone take this virus seriously and in no way attempt to travel to any province,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said at a televised news conference.

The latest deaths carry a total of 853 deaths since February 19, when the government announced Iran’s first two deaths from COVID-19 disease.

McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza present contactless delivery

McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza have introduced contactless delivery, with state governments taking steps to prevent the gathering of people in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Westlife Development, owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India, said Monday that it launched a contactless delivery to ensure food reaches customers without being touched by hands and safely delivered with measures. adequate social distancing.

Similarly, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (JFL), the licensee of Domino’s Pizza in India, said it introduced contactless delivery to 1,325 Domino’s Pizza restaurants in India.

In a regulatory filing, Westlife Development said it has provided passengers with disinfectants to disinfect their hands before and after each delivery, and instructed them to disinfect the delivery bags every two hours of use.

Odisha reports first case of coronavirus

The first confirmed case of a new coronavirus in Odisha was reported Monday after an investigator who recently returned from Italy tested positive for him, a senior official said.

The 33-year-old man is being treated at Capital Hospital, the official said.

“His condition is stable and shows no other complications,” said Subroto Bagchi, the chief spokesman for the state government at COVID-19.

Covid-19 cases will be discharged only after 2 negative tests in 24 hours: Government

The government has issued a discharge policy for Covid-19 cases under which a positive case will be handled according to protocol and will be discharged after only two samples are negative within 24 hours and there is evidence of radiographic removal of the chest and viral clearance in respiratory samples.

Time to collaborate, not separate: PM Modi a Saarc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a collaborative approach to dealing with Covid-19 in South Asia with shared data, experience and a fund to which India will make an initial contribution of $ 10 million, even as Pakistan was seeking murky waters by raising Kashmir in a conversation by Saarc Leaders in video conference on Sunday.

Presiding over the unique videoconference of the Saarc heads of government, Modi suggested a fund; rapid response teams of Indian physicians, specialists and test teams for use by Saarc nations; online training for emergency response personnel from participating nations; and videoconferences of doctors for remote diagnosis.

Hockey India postpones all junior and sub-junior national championships

Hockey India postponed on Monday all its junior and sub-junior national championships, which were scheduled to start from April 10, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, in hopes of resuming at the end of next month if the situation improved.

“Taking into account the safety of the players, Hockey India has made the decision to postpone the annual National Championships for Junior, Sub-Junior Men and Women categories,” India Hockey President Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad said in a statement.

Australian Prime Minister Praises Modi’s G-20 Liaison Effort To Combat COVID-19, Pledges All Support

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has praised and pledged his support for the efforts of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to organize a liaison between G-20 leaders to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“And one of the things that I should mention that I spoke to Prime Minister Johnson is when it comes to the G20, I am also aware that Prime Minister Modi is willing to organize a liaison between all the G-20 leaders. I think this is a commendable initiative. Australia obviously supports that. I have communicated that, “Morrison said.

The fourth batch of 53 Indians arrives in India from Iran, says Jaishankar

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday that the fourth group of 53 Indians arrived in India from Tehran and Shiraz to Iran. Of the 53 Indians, 52 are students and one is a teacher. With this, a total of 389 Indians have returned to India from Iran.

Pompeo and Jaishankar discuss Covid-19 developments over the phone

United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held a “productive” conversation with India’s foreign minister, S Jaishankar, to discuss ways the two countries can cooperate to address the challenges arising from the global outbreak of coronavirus.

“Productive conversation with Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S Jaishankar about ways the United States and India can collaborate to combat the global coronavirus outbreak,” Pompeo tweeted.

Malls, movie theaters, clubs closed at NCR as UP and Haryana tighten the curbs

Several states ordered the closure of educational institutions, and others imposed a virtual blockade by extending the restrictions to other public places such as movie theaters, shopping malls, gyms, and swimming pools.

The country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, directed the indefinite closure of all multiplexes, cinemas, clubs and gyms in 10 districts, including the state capital Lucknow, and Noida and Ghaziabad on NCR.

Brit infected, 17 others leaving Munnar complex, stopped at Kochi airport

A British citizen who had tested positive for Covid-19 was among a group of 18, all from the UK, who were prevented from boarding an Emirates flight to Dubai at Kochi airport on Sunday morning after an alert from Munnar about the tourists who were allegedly fleeing the complex where they had been quarantined since Wednesday.

China’s industrial production contracts for the first time in decades

China’s industrial production, retail sales and investment contracted in the first two months of the year after the coronavirus epidemic wreaked havoc on the economy, official data showed on Monday. Industrial production in January and February fell 13.5 percent, the first contraction since the early 1990s.

United States nears closure amid fears of coronavirus

Officials across the country cut down many elements of American life to combat the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more not join, and a government expert said a national shutdown of 14 days.

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