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Coronavirus: Total 28 Confirmed Cases, Says Health Minister

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday, 4 March, while addressing media stated, “So far India has reported 28 positive coronavirus cases, this includes 16 Italians.”

Fifteen of 21 tourists from Italy quarantined at ITBP facility tested positive for COVID-19, stated government officials on Wednesday, 4 March. Meanwhile, samples of all six people in Noida taken on Tuesday for suspected coronavirus tested negative, stated officials, reported PTI.

Amid a coronavirus scare in Delhi-NCR, the demand for surgical and N95 masks increased manifold in Noida on Tuesday with some people claiming they were being sold at rates much higher than the actual cost.

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 2,943, authorities said on Tuesday, reports IANS, while the number of confirmed cases has reached 80,151.

Snapshot
  • One in Delhi, six in Agra, 16 Italians and Indian driver, one in Telangana and three in Kerala, said Health minister Harsh Vardhan.
  • All side-events scheduled during the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva will be cancelled as of 3 March until the end of the session.
  • Satyendra Jain, Delhi Health Minister said that 350,000 N95 masks have been arranged and over 8,000 separation kits for staff treating coronavirus patients.
  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday, announced that all existing visas including e-visas will remain suspended for China and Iran
  • A global recession is likely if the coronavirus becomes a pandemic, and the odds of that are high, Moody’s Analytics said on Wednesday

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12:52 PM , 04 Mar

Coronavirus: Total 28 Confirmed Cases, Says Health Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday, 4 March, while addressing media stated, “So far India has reported 28 positive coronavirus cases, this includes 16 Italians.”

“From now on, all flights and passengers will be part of universal screening, not just the 12 countries which we had listed earlier,” he added.

Vardhan on reports of an increase in the price of N95 masks stated, “If people are taking advantage and misusing this time, then they should be labeled as ‘black sheep’ and a mechanism to punish them should be implemented.”

12:45 PM , 04 Mar

6 Members of Delhi Patient's Family Test Positive

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated, "on conducting contact tracing of the person tested positive in Delhi, we came to know that he infected 6 members of his extended family who are in Agra. All 6 members tested positive for coronavirus."

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10:22 AM , 04 Mar

15 out of 21 Tourists From Italy Test Positive: Govt Sources

Fifteen out of 21 tourists from Italy quarantined at ITBP facility test positive for COViD19, stated government officials.


Published: 02 Mar 2020, 8:28 AM IST
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