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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday, 13 March, reported ANI.

Italy's coronavirus death toll crossed 1,000 on Thursday, 12 March, news agency AFP reported quoting an official.

The 76-year-old man from Kalburgi who passed away and was a suspected coronavirus patient has been confirmed to have had COVID-19, the Karnataka Health Department announced on Thursday, 12 March.

Two more cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Maharashtra on Thursday, 12 March evening, taking the number of confirmed cases in the state to 14. Meanwhile, the total number of infected people in Kerala has gone up to 16, according to PTI.

Invoking provisions of the Epidemic Disease Act, the Delhi government on Thursday announced that all cinema halls, schools, colleges (whose examinations have been held) in Delhi will be closed till 31 March.

  • The Delhi government on Thursday declared coronavirus an epidemic
  • India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Wednesday announced that all visas to India – except diplomatic, official, UN/international organisations, employment, and project visas – stand suspended till 15 April
  • US bars all travel from European countries-except UK-to the US for 30 days
  • WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic on Wednesday
  • The SC on Thursday, refused to accord an urgent hearing on a plea seeking postponement of IPL-2020
  • 1,25,000 coronavirus cases worldwide as death toll crosses 4,500
  • There are at least 79 positive cases in India

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2:34 AM, 11 Mar

Italy Prison Riots Over Virus Leave 11 Dead

Italy reported four more deaths on Tuesday from prison riots linked to the new coronavirus that have now officially claimed 11 lives over three days.

The justice ministry has blamed all the deaths on drug overdoses that occurred after prisoners broke into medical storage rooms, reported AFP.

2:34 AM, 11 Mar

Turkey Announces First Coronavirus Case

Turkey announced today its first coronavirus case, a man who had recently travelled to Europe and is in good health.

"The test of a patient suspected of carrying the coronavirus returned positive," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a television broadcast, reports AFP.

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Coachella Postponed Amid Coronavirus Scare

Coachella music festival postponed until October over coronavirus fears, reported AFP.

3:56 AM, 11 Mar

UK Health Min Tests Positive, Self-Isolates at Home

British Health Minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries on Wednesday, said she has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently self-isolating herself at home, reported BBC.

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