Coronavirus: Infected cases rise to 30, Delhi shuts primary schools and Mumbai isolates 9 suspects
- The total number of
coronavirusinfected people in India stands at 30.
- Government made COVID-19 free certificates mandatory for travellers from Italy and South Korea.
- Delhi primary schools will remain closed till March 31,
Manish Sisodiadeputy CM tweeted.
- Mumbai has quarantined nine people and the chief minister said that the next eight days are crucial.
AdvertisementThe epidemic of Coronavirus is spreading fast and the count of infected patients rose to 30. A middle-aged man was admitted at a Ghaziabad hospital today (March 5) after testing positive for coronavirus, says a PTI report.
Like most others who are infected in India, the patient has a travel history -- and had been to Iran. Dr
The current number of coronavirus confirmed cases in India stands at 30. This news came after a patient in Gurugram Paytm office was tested positive, late night yesterday (March 4).
Currently, two of the infected patients are in New Delhi including the PayTm employee. Another patient in Telangana who travelled to Dubai. The other six include those from Agra who were infected after coming in contact with the Delhi patient.
Next 8 days are crucial says Maharashtra CM
In Maharashtra, 167 travelers have been quarantined since January upon landing at the Mumbai airport. However, only nine are currently admitted to isolation wards as suspected cases. The state has not reported any confirmed case of virus infection, yet.
Maharashtra chief minister
The number of infected cases increased steadily in the last three days after a group of 17 tourists who travelled to Rajasthan and later Agra in Uttar Pradesh, tested positive. The group included 16 Italians and an Indian driver.
And, 14 of the Italian tourists who tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted to the Medanta hospital in Haryana. The hospital, in a statement said, "Medanta has received, at the special request of the government, 14 asymptomatic persons suspected to have COVID-19.
Delhi closes all primary schools
As a precautionary measure, the
AdvertisementInforming about the decision, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweeted: "As a precautionary measure to prevent the possibility of spread of COVID-19 amongst our children, the Delhi Government has directed immediate closure of all primary schools (Govt/ aided/ private/MCD/NDMC) till 31/3/20."
As a precautionary measure to prevent the possibility of spread of COVID-19 amongst our children, Delhi Government… https://t.co/5usjqjt4jR— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) 1583404523000
The government also made COVID-19 free certificates mandatory for travellers from Italy and South Korea. The new regulation will be enforced from Tuesday (March 10). It is however a temporary measure till cases of COVID-19 subside.
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