COVID-19: 2 More Test Positive in Kerala; Total Cases Climb to 61 

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Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Tuesday, said reports of the parents of the 3-year-old child, who tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, have also come out as positive. If confirmed by the Union Health Ministry, the total number of cases in India will rise to 61.

Three more people have been tested positive for Coronavirus in Pune on Tuesday. The total cases of coronavirus has now risen to five in Maharashtra, reports PTI, quoting state government officials.

An aircraft carrying the first batch of Indian pilgrims from Iran landed at the Hindon air force station in Ghaziabad in the morning on Tuesday, 10 March.

On Monday, two confirmed cases were reported from Pune in Maharashtra. Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have reported new cases as well.

  • Qatar has temporarily barred travellers from 14 countries, including India from Monday, 9 March
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday, confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus in the state. The total cases of coronavirus has risen to fourteen in Karnataka.
  • The Karnataka government has ordered holidays for children in lower and upper kindergarten classes in Bengaluru
  • The World Health Organization said on Monday that the threat of coronavirus pandemic is now “very real”.
  • The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide has crossed 1,10,000 and the death toll has crossed 3800

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4:46 PM, 07 Mar

Samples of 42 Suspected Coronavirus Patients Test Negative in Gujarat

The samples of all 42 people in Gujarat who were suspected to have been exposed to the novel coronavirus have tested negative, the state government said on Saturday, as per PTI.

A government official said 29 of these samples were tested at the BJ Medical College’s laboratory here, while 11 were sent to Pune and two to Mumbai.

As per an official release, 2,068 people with travel history to China were placed under surveillance, and 1,146 of them have completed their 28-day observation period and are in fine health.

As many as 18,018 passengers of 162 flights have been screened at the Ahmedabad airport as also 1,989 crew members on 49 ships in ports in the state, it informed.

4:46 PM, 07 Mar

70 People Trapped as Hotel Used for Coronavirus Quarantining Collapses in China

Around 70 people were trapped after a hotel building housing quarantined coronavirus suspects collapsed in China's Quanzhou city on Saturday, according to the official media, a PTI report said.

Thirty-three people were rescued after the 80-room hotel collapsed in Fujian Province at around 7.30 pm local time. Around 70 people were trapped under the rubble, state-run Xinhua News agency reported.

4:48 PM, 07 Mar

3 More Cases of Coronavirus Reported in India

Two people in Ladakh with travel history from Iran and one person in Tamil Nadu with travel history from Oman, have been tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in India unto 34.

3:56 AM, 08 Mar

Italy to Quarantine Areas in North Including Milan, Venice

Millions of people were placed under forced quarantine in northern Italy early on Sunday, 8 March, as the government approved drastic measures in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus that is sweeping the globe.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Twitter he had signed off on plans to strictly limit movement into and out of large areas of the north, including Milan and Venice.

"#Coronavirus, the new decree is finally approved," Conte wrote.

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