COVID-19: Himachal Reports 1st Death, Cases in India at 467

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Updated24 Mar 2020, 12:59 AM IST
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A 69-year-old Tibetan refugee, who died at a hospital in Tanda in Himachal Pradesh on Monday, 23 March, has been tested positive for COVID-19. He returned from the United States on 15 March, reported ANI, quoting RD Dhiman, State Additional Chief Secretary (Health).

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday reported that the total number of positive cases in India rose to 471. However, the Union Health Ministry has reported 467 cases.

The Supreme Court also passed an order stating that the limitation period - essentially the time limit within which cases or appeals can be filed - has been suspended indefinitely in light of the coronavirus crisis.

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday announced that domestic commercial airlines shall cease operations from 24 March midnight till 31 March.

The Government of India has asked states to strictly enforce lockdown, saying that legal action will be taken against violators.

The total number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at at least 3,50,000 according to AFP.

  • 30 states and union territories in India have been locked down
  • The Punjab and Maharashtra governments on Monday imposed a curfew to stop the spread of coronavirus
  • The Supreme Court on Monday said that it will not hold hearings in person till further orders
  • PM Modi said the ‘Janata Curfew’ was just the beginning of a long battle, even as he lauded the people for their overwhelming response
  • Cases in India stand at 467, death toll at 9

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