Coronavirus: Cases in India surge to 31, ​Delhi man tests positive, and toddler quarantined

Coronavirus: Cases in India surge to 31, ​Delhi man tests positive, and toddler quarantined
  • The current number of cases of coronavirus currently stands at 31 in India.

  • The government has released a new travel advisory available on their website.

A Delhi man, who travelled to Thailand, Malaysia tested positive today (March 6) for coronavirus raising the total number of infected people to 31, said the health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

This is the third case in the national capital after two other men including a PayTM employee tested positive earlier.

2-year-old becomes the youngest to be quarantined

Rajasthan remains as one of the most affected states in India after 16 new patients were quarantined, including a two-year-old who came from Dubai today. The total number of quarantines in Rajasthan currently stands at 47.

The two-year-old is the youngest among all to be quarantined at a Bikaner Hospital in Rajasthan. The toddler and his mother were brought suffering from cough, cold and fever.

The government has released a new travel advisory, yesterday (March 5), on their website and has asked citizens to restrict their travel plans. The advisory said the “visa are restrictions already in place, passengers travelling from /having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need a certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorized by the health authorities of these countries”.

Number of infected cases surges to 97,947

The number of infected cases around the world surged to 97,947 after the epidemic has killed almost 3,383 around the globe.

Iran will also send a special flight to India on Friday to take back the Iranian nationals from India. An Iranian Embassy official has said that one more special flight would be operated day after and carry Indian equipment to Iran for stranded Indian citizens there.

The government has published various pieces of advice on protection against coronavirus and has urged citizens to take precautions.

Billions lost in exports and stock markets

Coronavirus has impacted the global economy after equities indexes were down during the morning trade today (March 6). Although, Harsh Vardhan has assured that they are “thoroughly prepared” to fight the coronavirus.

A UN economist announced yesterday (March 5) that the coronavirus is likely to wipe out almost $50 billion in worldwide manufacturing exports in February alone.

The S&P Global Ratings also warned today that coronavirus could wipe more than $200 billion off Asia Pacific economies in 2020, sending growth to its lowest level in more than a decade, as governments struggle to combat the disease.