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New cases in Maharashtra take the COVID-19 cases to 172
India Today Web Desk,  19 March 2020
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On Thursday morning, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has reached to 172 after Maharashtra reported two more positive coronavirus cases.

Total number of confirmed cases in India include 32 foreign citizens out of them 17 are from Italy, 7 are from Indonesia, 3 are from Philippines, 2 are from UK, 1 each from Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. Indias total confirmed cases of above 170 includes 3 deaths reported from Karnataka Delhi and Maharashtra.

  • 16 people are discharged, including the 3 patients from Kerala discharged last month.
  • Chandigarh has reported its 1st case on Thursday as a 23-year-old woman tested positive for the COVID-19. She is a Chandigarh resident and had recently returned from the UK.
  • On Thursday, 2 more tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra taking the count to 47 cases that includes three foreigners.
  • One more positive case was reported in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total count of confirmed cases to two - one in Nellore and Prakasam districts.
  • On Wednesday, Kashmir recorded its 1st positive case for COVID-19 in Srinagar. The mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation had asked people of Srinagar to stay at their homes from Thursday morning and do not travel unnecessarily. The Union Territory of Ladakh has reported 8 positive coronavirus cases.
  • Telangana saw the highest number of confirmed cases after a group of 7 Indonesians and a youth, who had returned from Scotland, were tested positive for coronavirus. The total count of COVID-19 cases in Telangana has reached 13.
  • Kerala has reported 27 cases including 2 foreign nationals. From the last two days, no new case has been reported in Kerala.
  • Delhi has reported 10 cases which include one foreigner, whereas Uttar Pradesh has reported 17 confirmed cases that include one foreigner.
  • On Wednesday, 3 fresh cases from Rajasthan has been reported counting to seven cases that include 2 foreigners. Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Punjab has recorded one case each. Karnataka has 14 COVID-19 patients. In Haryana, there are 17 coronavirus cases that include 14 foreigners.
  • According to the Union Health Ministry, over 5,700 people, who had come in contact with the positive cases, are under rigorous observation.
  • Army sources had said that the soldier from the Ladakh Scout battalion was tested positive for the COVID-19 as he came in contact with his father, who had returned from a pilgrimage in Iran by an Air India flight on 20th February and was tested positive for coronavirus.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs has said that the total number of Indian nationals infected by COVID-19 overseas is 276 that includes 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE, 5 in Italy, and one each in Kuwait, Hong Kong, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.
  • There are approximately 300 students from Jammu & Kashmir and around 1,000 fishermen, from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, and others who are for a long-term stay in Iran for their livelihood and religious studies.
  • Till 16th March, 389 Indians, which includes 205 pilgrims and 183 students, have been evacuated in four batches by special flights of the Indian Air Force and Iranian airlines.
  • The Human Resource Development Ministry has announced that it will soon launch e-classes on Swayam Prabha DTH channels for school students, as the CBSE has postponed class 10th and 12th board exams and would rescheduled after 31st March.
  • The HRD Ministrys National Testing Agency has also postponed the Joint Entrance Exam for admission to IITs and engineering colleges.
  • The Supreme Court took suomotu understanding of the non-availability of mid-day meals and has issued notices to the states and union territories directing them to how the children are being provided the mid-day meals in the shutdown.
  • The Home Ministry had said that India has provisionally banned entry of passengers from 36 countries and people travelling from 11 countries has to be mandatorily quarantined to control the coronavirus spread.
  • According to an added travel advisory, the government has banned the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia to India with immediate effect on Tuesday. This is a temporary measure and will be in force till 31st March.
  • Also, the entry of passengers from the European Union countries, Turkey and the UK is banned from 18th March till 31st March.

Source: India Today

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