Coronavirus Cases in India Reach to 93, Most Cases in Maharashtra

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The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 93, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. So far, two deaths due to the lethal infection have been reported in the country.

Mar 15, 2020, 11:51 IST

Mumbai Cops Prohibits Tour To Foreign, Domestic Destinations

In the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai Police on Sunday issued orders prohibiting any kind of tour involving a group of people travelling together to foreign or domestic destination organized by private tour operators or otherwise. “Police has issued an order prohibiting the conduct of any kind of tour involving a group of people travelling together to foreign or domestic destination organized by private tour operators or otherwise. However, should anyone, including private tour operators, need to travel under exceptional circumstances, they may do so after seeking permission from the office of the Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai,” read the order.

Mar 15, 2020, 11:49 IST

One Tests Positive On Dubai-Bound Flight

All 289 passengers of Dubai-bound flight from Kochi were offloaded before take-off after one tested positive for coronavirus, airport officials said. The passenger who tested positive is a UK tourist, PTI reported. 

Mar 15, 2020, 11:47 IST

Another Tests Positive In Aurangabad

A 59-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Aurangabad, said officials. 

Mar 15, 2020, 11:47 IST

Karnataka Postpones Exams For Classes 7 To 9

Amid growing coronavirus cases, the Karnataka government on Sunday postponed examinations of class 7, 8 and 9 till March 31, 2020. The revised dates for examinations will be announced after reviewing the situation. The directive was issued by state education minister S Suresh Kumar on Sunday morning.

Mar 15, 2020, 11:24 IST

Indian Travel Industry In Crisis

The Indian travel industry is in for a major crisis as travelers are canceling their bookings with the number of coronavirus cases growing across the globe. The impact is now being witnessed in the domestic travel sector as well. Madhav Oza, Director, Blue Star Air Travel Services told ANI that within a span of three months, his firm witnessed significant reduction not only in the bookings of international flights but also domestic.

Mar 15, 2020, 11:23 IST

Coronavirus: Do Not Kiss Holy Cross, Says Archbishop Goa

In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus the Roman Catholic Church in Goa on Saturday issued advisory asking people to not kiss the Holy Cross and urged priests to purify their hands with sanitizers. The advisory issued by Archbishop of Goa Daman and Diu, Filipe Neri Ferrao also urged people to not shake hands and offer a Namaste instead. “On Good Friday, at the Veneration of the Cross, discourage people from kissing the Cross. The blessing with a raised Cross would be adequate. Those who desire could come in a queue, make reverence with a bow and go back. Holy water stoops may be kept dry,” the advisory stated.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:58 IST

218 Stranded In Coronavirus-Hit Italy Arrive In India

A total of 218 Indians, including 211 students, stranded in coronavirus-hit Italy have arrived in India, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said. He further said all of them will be quarantined for 14 days.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:56 IST

12 Positive Cases Of COVID-19 In Uttar Pradesh

A total of twelve people have tested positive for coronavirus in the state so far. Out of these 12 people, seven are from Agra, two from Ghaziabad, one from Noida and two from Lucknow, informed the Directorate of Health Services, Uttar Pradesh. The state government has shut down schools till March 22, to prevent the spread of the virus.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:55 IST

MHA Suspends Travel, Registration For Kartarpur

In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Ministry of Home Affairs has temporarily suspended the travel and registration for Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan from Monday. “In wake of the #COVID19india outbreak, as a precautionary measure to contain and control the spread of the disease, the travel and registration for #SriKartarpurSahib is temporarily suspended from 12 am March 16, 2020, till further orders,” tweeted spokesperson Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:53 IST

Medical Store In Kerala Sells Face Masks For Rs 2

At a time when many pharmacies are charging exorbitant prices for the face masks and hand sanitisers in the backdrop of high demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, a surgical shop owner here is selling masks just for Rs 2. The supplies of masks and sanitisers have been limited and are being sold at higher prices than normal due to inflated demand following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. Meanwhile, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted:

Mar 15, 2020, 10:52 IST

234 Indian Evacuees From Iran Quarantined 

Two hundred and thirty-four Indian evacuees from coronavirus-hit Iran, worst affected country in the Middle East, who arrived in the national capital on early Sunday morning, have been quarantined at an Indian Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer. “Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer is a fully equipped facility to help Indian citizens undertake mandatory quarantine period under the supervision of skilled medical authorities. Soldiers have volunteered to provide care and support to our countrymen returning from overseas,” the Army said.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:48 IST

Spain, France Impose Tight Restrictions 

Spain and France have imposed sweeping restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, as US President Donald Trump tested negative for the disease that has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide. Spain on Saturday followed Italy and imposed a near total nationwide lockdown, banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food. The disease has so far claimed 196 lives in Spain, making it the worst hit European country after Italy. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s wife is among those infected. France meanwhile ordered the closure of restaurants, bars, cinemas and nightclubs but said food shops, pharmacies, banks and tobacconists would remain open and local elections will go ahead on Sunday.

Several people stand at the usually busy Saint Jaume square in Barcelona on March 14, 2020 after regional authorities ordered all shops in the region be shuttered. (Photo: AFP) 

Mar 15, 2020, 10:47 IST

Substandard Sanitisers Seized In Pune, Three Arrested

Three persons were arrested on Saturday for allegedly selling substandard sanitisers. Police seized substandard sanitisers worth Rs 1.02 lakh and also confiscated product containers, empty bottles, caps, and labels from the possession of the accused. The accused have been identified as Ajay Gandhi, Mohan Chaudhary and Suresh Chheda.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:46 IST

Man Held In Odisha For Posting Fake News On Coronavirus

A man has been arrested on charges of posting fake news on social media on coronavirus in Rayagada, police said on Saturday. The man was identified as Satyanarayan Samal, 32. “The accused had posted on Facebook that a person infected with coronavirus was admitted to a district hospital which turned out to be fake,” police said.

Mar 15, 2020, 10:14 IST

Kin Of K’taka Man Who Died Due To Coronavirus Tests Negative

The test reports of three members of the family of the man who had died due to coronavirus, has come back as negative, while the report of one member is still awaited. Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said, “As per test reports of family members of the 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi, who had passed away and was later confirmed positive for COVID-19, three out of four members have been tested negative for coronavirus. Report of one member is still awaited.”

Mar 15, 2020, 10:06 IST

Maharashtra Has 31 Positive Coronavirus Cases So Far

With new cases being detected in Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur and Yavatmal, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 31 on Saturday. Late Saturday night, state disease surveillance
officer Dr Pradip Awate informed that five persons from Pimpri-Chinchwad area near Mumbai had tested positive for the virus.

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