COVID-19: Himachal Reports 1st Death, Cases in India at 467
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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
Italy Sees Second Successive Drop in Virus Deaths
Italy on Monday reported a second successive drop in daily deaths and infections from coronavirus that has nevertheless claimed more than 6,000 lives in a month, AFP reported.
The Mediterranean country has now seen its daily fatalities come down from a world record 793 on Saturday to 651 on Sunday and 601 on Monday.
The number of new declared infections fell from 6,557 on Saturday to 4,789 on Monday.
UK Govt Orders Three-Week Lockdown to Tackle COVID-19
The UK government has ordered a three-week lockdown to tackle coronavirus, AFP reported.
255 Persons Arrested in Kolkata for Violating Restriction Order
255 persons have been arrested in Kolkata for violating restriction order and have been prosecuted under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, ANI reported
“I appeal to all citizens to stay home and cooperate with the administration.”Anuj Sharma, Kolkata Police Commissioner
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