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COVID-19: Italy Death Toll Reaches 3,405, Crosses China’s

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COVID-19: Italy Death Toll Reaches 3,405, Crosses China’s
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Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead.

The Delhi health department reported that the total number of coronavirus cases in national capital rose to 14 on Thursday, 19 March.

The United States on Thursday reported 10,000 positive cases of COVID-19 and 150 deaths, reported AFP.

Indian National Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken on Thursday, 19 March said that the Congress party will support the government's efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday imposed a “janata” curfew on 22 March from 7 AM to 9 PM to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

  • Total cases in India stand at 173
  • India’s death toll rises to 4 on Thursday
  • MEA on Thursday confirmed the death of one Indian in Iran due to COVID-19
  • Mumbai’s ‘Dabbawalas’ have suspended their services till 31 March
  • The global death toll from COVID-19 has crossed 9,000, with over 200,000 infections
12:37 AM , 20 Mar

France Reports 108 New Cases in 24 Hours

France has reported 108 new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, reports AFP news agency.

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12:32 AM , 20 Mar

Italy Death Toll Reaches 3,405, Crosses China’s

Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead, AP reported.

Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day the epicenter of the pandemic, Wuhan, China, recorded no new infections. Overall, China on Thursday counted 3,249 dead, 156 fewer than Italy, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus map.

Both Italy’s death toll and its new infections shot up again, adding 427 more dead and 5,322 more infections. Overall, Italy has recorded 41,035 infections, more than half of the world’s positive cases.

Italy’s health care system has been overwhelmed by the virus, and on Thursday a visiting Chinese Red Cross team criticized the failure of Italians to fully quarantine and take the national lockdown seriously.

10:41 PM , 19 Mar

No Official Meetings in Maharashtra Till Coronavirus Curbed

The Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to temporarily stop holding official meetings in view of the coronavirus outbreak, reported PTI.

A Government Resolution (GR) issued said if at all an urgent meeting is to be called, it should be ensured that sitting arrangement is made in such a way that officers and other staff members are at a safe distance from each other.

10:37 PM , 19 Mar

Indian Doctors in UK Call for Non-Urgent Surgeries to Be Cancelled

Indian doctors in the UK on Thursday called on the UK government to take urgent steps to address the growing pressures on the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) by cancelling all non-urgent surgeries for greater focus on the fight against the rapid spread of COVID-19, which has claimed 104 lives across Britain, reported PTI.

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO), the UK's largest representative body for Indian-origin doctors, wrote to England's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to express solidarity during the coronavirus pandemic crisis and said that Indian doctors stand “shoulder to shoulder” alongside other frontline healthcare workers but required adequate support.

Published: 19 Mar 2020, 1:03 AM IST
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