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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Published: 07 Mar 2020, 10:26 PM IST
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