COVID-19: Kejriwal Bans Gatherings of 50+ People Till 31 March

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Updated18 Mar 2020, 06:10 AM IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal briefed the media on Monday, 16 March, on the steps taken by the government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital, including banning the gatherings of more than 50 people in the capital until 31 March, and introducing portable handwash stations in public places.

A youth who returned from Italy tested positive for coronavirus in Odisha in the state's first case, reported local media station OTV.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference of all SAARC member countries, proposed to create an emergency fund based on voluntary contributions by members. He announced that India would initially contribute 10 million USD.

Maharashtra's coronavirus cases climbed to 33 on Sunday with a 59-year-old woman and a man becoming the latest. Maharashtra tops the country in number of cases.

Snapshot
  • 110 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India, according to Health Ministry
  • US Federal Reserve slashed interest rate to nearly zero on Monday
  • New case confirmed in Telangana on Sunday, taking state total to 3
  • Global death toll crosses 6,000
  • Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra among states with shuttered schools and colleges till 31 March

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