Coronavirus: 34 Cases in India; PM Modi Reviews Situation

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Three more people were tested positive for coronavirus in India on Saturday, 7 March, reported news agency ANI. Of the three cases, two are from Ladakh with travel history from Iran and one in Tamil Nadu with travel history from Oman.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the situation on the novel coronavirus and action taken by the ministries.

Snapshot
  • The Karnataka government has advised city-based companies to allow employees to work from home if they have flu-like symptoms
  • The Indian Army is establishing quarantine facilities for 1500 personnel which will be activated at locations
  • The trade impact of the coronavirus epidemic for India is estimated to be about 348 million dollars, according to a UN report
  • Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan will be closed for public from 7 March to avoid large public gatherings in view of coronavirus outbreak
  • The 14 Italians, who tested positive for COVID-19, have been shifted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram from an ITBP quarantine centre
3:25 PM, 07 Mar

15 in Hospital Quarantine in Maharashtra

As many as 245 people were admitted to isolation wards in hospitals in Maharashtra since January for possible exposure to the coronavirus and 229 of them tested negative for the infection, the state health department said.

At present, 15 persons have been kept under observation at hospitals – 12 in Mumbai and three in Pune. The laboratory reports of 16 persons were expected to be received by Saturday night, it said.

So far no confirmed case of coronavirus has come to light in Maharashtra.

3:01 PM, 07 Mar

Rajasthan CM Gehlot to Not Attend Holi Program

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will not be holding and participating in Holi programmes.

2:04 PM, 07 Mar

Primary Schools in 4 Districts of J&K to Remain Closed Till 31 March

Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced that all primary schools in fourdistricts of Bandipora, Baramulla, Srinagar and Budgam will remain closed till 31 March.

1:19 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.


Published: 04 Mar 2020, 01:50 PM IST