Coronavirus cases in India double from last week to 62: Kerala shuts down

Coronavirus cases in India double from last week to 62: Kerala shuts down
  • Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said that a Pune couple who travelled from Dubai infected three others.
  • Indian Airforce brought back 58 Indians stranded in a coronavirus-hit Iran.
  • A British-Indian man became the sixth person in the UK to die from the epidemic.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)
City/StateConfirmed casesSuspected/ QuarantinedRecovered
Andhra Pradesh/Hyderabad050
Himachal Pradesh040
Tamil Nadu112430
Uttar Pradesh900
J &K100

Note: The data has been collated from various news outlets and Indian ministry of health authorities and is accurate as of March 11.

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in India surged to 62 after eight people in Kerala and five in Pune tested positive on Tuesday (March 10), according to the live data available on Worldometers.

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said that a Pune couple who travelled from Dubai tested positive and were quarantined. They infected three others including their daughter and a cab-driver and a co-passenger from Mumbai airport.

In the meanwhile, Kerala which has the maximum number of cases at 14, is on a shutdown mode. “We have decided to close down all educational institutions in the state for the month of March. But all the examinations will be held as normal. There will be no examination for classes 1 to 7, while the others will have examinations as usual,” said Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media.


Two suspects admitted to Kolkata hospital

Two suspected patients, who returned from Indonesia and Malaysia recently were admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital, IANS reportes. Sources said both of them have been kept at an isolation ward and their swab samples have been collected for testing.

IAF brings back 58 Indians from Iran

Indian Airforce plane on Tuesday brought back 58 Indians stranded in a coronavirus hit Iran. IAF spokesperson Captain Anupam Banerjee said they evacuated 25 men, 31 women and two children.

The official said the citizens will be kept in isolation for the next 14 days in Hindon.

Passengers who visited these countries need Covid-19 negative test results

Along with the visa restrictions in place for nationals of Iran, Italy and Japan, the government also mandated travellers who visited Italy and South Korea to submit COVID-19 tested negative certificates from laboratories authorised by the health authorities of their countries.

UK health minister catches coronavirus

UK health minister Nadine Dorries became the first MP in the UK to catch coronavirus after the number of infected people surged to 383 in the UK.

The MP is currently self-isolating herself after the results. Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health and social care, tweeted “Really sorry to hear Nadine has tested positive for coronavirus. She has done the right thing by self-isolating at home, and both the NHS and PHE staff have been brilliant. We all wish her well as she recovers.”

Indian origin man dies in the UK

Manohar Krishna Prabhu, 80, a British-Indian man became the sixth person in the UK to die out of coronavirus. His son is still being treated at the hospital, Prof. Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, told TOI.

The number of cases worldwide rose to 119,186 after 4,805 cases were reported yesterday (March 10). Although 66,619 people have recovered from the infection, the death toll around the world stands at 4,298.

20000 Bangaloreans to be screened after a schoolgirl tests positive

A class 8 student, of a CBSE School in East Bengaluru, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Following which all students and staff of the school will undergo a screening, which includes over 1,700 students in the school and 360 staff members.

The Directorate of Medical Education official said that the department was collecting the residential addresses of all the students and contact numbers of parents to keep a record of their location.

Air India's Milan flight taken to isolation at Delhi Airport

Around 70 passengers and crew aboard on the Air India flight from Milan, Italy on Wednesday was taken to an isolation bay at the Delhi Airport.

According to IANS industry sources, the flight AI-138 was not given aerobridge access as "disembarking passengers from Milan" were kept away from other passengers prior to their medical screening. Instead, a remote bay with a bus access gate to the terminal was provided to the aircraft.

1,400 students stuck in Coronavirus-hit Iran to be evacuated

The government on Wednesday (March 11) said that it is in the process of evacuating 1,400 Indian nationals, mostly residents of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir, from the coronavirus-hit Iran.

In a statement tabled before the Rajya Sabha, minister of external affairs S. Jaishankar said 1,100 pilgrims mainly from Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra and 300 students mostly from J&K will be evacuated.

(With inputs from IANS)