Coronavirus in India: 390 people infected; 359 active cases, 24 cured and 7 dead

  • India recorded its seventh death due to coronavirus in Gujarat (March 22)
  • A third Covid-19 case was reported from West Bengal on Saturday (March 21).
  • A Janta curfew has been imposed on March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm.
  • Seven people suspected of Coronavirus have been admitted to the isolation ward of Kolkata hospital.
  • As many as ten new Coronavirus suspects were admitted to the district civil hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra.
The number of Coronavirus infected people in India crossed 300 mark today (March 22) heralding the onset of the third and critical phase of the pandemic. The Union Health Ministry data said that India now has 341 infected people; out of which 23 recovered and seven died.

Seventh death from Surat

India's seventh death was reported from Surat, Gujarat, where a 67-year-old man died due to the deadly virus.

Telangana reports a new case

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Five more people in Telangana tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the number of cases to 22.

On Friday, an 18-year-old female who recently arrived from London was tested positive. According to the health department, the woman, a resident of Hyderabad, was referred from a private hospital and was admitted to Chest Hospital. Her condition is stated to be stable.

Italian tourist died in Jaipur

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India recorded its fifth death due to coronavirus after Italian tourist died in Jaipur on Friday (March 20).

According to reports, the infected patient was identified as Andrews. He was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Jaipur after developing symptoms of coronavirus and died while he was under treatment for the ailment at the hospital.

Andhra reports new Covid-19 positive case

A third Covid-19 case was reported from Andhra Pradesh on Friday (March 20) with a person who recently returned from Saudi Arabia testing positive.
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According to officials, the man who hails from Visakhapatnam returned on March 12.

With this, the state reported a positive case for a second consecutive day. A man, who had returned from London on March 15, tested positive in Ongole town of Prakasam district on Thursday. The first Covid-19 positive case was reported from Nellore district last week - a youth who returned from Italy.

‘Janta curfew’ initiative by PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people of the country to opt for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm.

In a special address to the nation, Modi said, “Today I am requesting the people of the country for a Janta curfew, on March 22, this Sunday, from between 7 am to 9 pm. This is public curfew. Janata curfew means for the public, curfew imposed on the public by themselves.”

He urged people to follow this ‘curfew’, not go out on the streets or even gather in their societies and stay inside their homes.

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FM will lead a COVID-19 economic response taskforce: PM

The Centre has formed a COVID-19 economic response taskforce, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

The taskforce will be led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The taskforce would

assess the requirements of various sectors and oversee the implementation of the measures proposed. Many sectors like aviation, hospitality and tourism are stressed with ripple effects across the economy.
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Seven admitted to an isolation ward in Kolkata

Seven people, some of whom had recently arrived from abroad, were admitted to the isolation ward of Beliaghata ID hospital on Thursday with Coronavirus-like symptoms, a senior official of the health department said.

Two of them had travelled to Italy and reportedly came in touch with a coronavirus patient, the official said, adding that the third person is Liberian national. The swabs of all seven people have been collected but till late Thursday night.

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Ten new suspected cases of Coronavirus in Nashik

As many as ten new coronavirus suspects were admitted to the district civil hospital in Maharashtra on Thursday (March 19), hospital sources said.

All of them are Nashik citizens who had gone abroad and were admitted to the hospital after complaining of throat pain, cough or breathlessness, sources said.

Meanwhile, Nashik Saraf Association has decided to keep all jewellery shops in the city closed on March 20 and 21. The famous Lord Kalaram temple in the city has also been closed for devotees.
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Bijnor forest bans humans to stop Corona spread

The entry of human beings has been banned in the Bijnor forest area.

The Bijnor forest division said that this has been done to “mitigate the possibility of infection among animals from humans as novel coronavirus is a zoonotic (spreading from non-humans to humans) disease”.

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The state government has already declared COVID-19 a pandemic and all departments have been put on high alert. Forest authorities have sealed forest areas, including tiger and elephant reserve areas, and banned the entry of public.

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