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Two deaths, 107 confirmed cases in India

 

107 test positive; Maharashtra highest with 31 confirmed cases

The total number of confirmed cases in India surged to 107, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. On Saturday, five more patients tested positive in Maharashtra, taking the total confirmed cases of infection to 31.

The new cases were detected in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Yavatmal. As of now, India has reported two deaths due to the fast-spreading virus - one in Karnataka and the other in Delhi.

 

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All 289 Dubai-bound passengers offloaded at Kochi airport after UK national tests positive

At least 289 passengers of a Dubai-bound flight were offloaded at the Kochi airport on Sunday shortly before takeoff after a UK national among them tested positive for novel coronavirus, official sources said.

"The passenger belonged to a group of 19 holidaying in the hill resort town of Munnar in Kerala and was under surveillance," a Cochin International Airport Limited spokesman said.

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Legal action likely against suspected COVID-19 patient from Bengaluru who reached Agra: DM

The Agra district administration is likely to take legal action against the suspected coronavirus Karnataka woman who fled from Bengaluru and reached Agra.

"We are thinking of taking legal action against the woman and her family. A message should be sent out, what if another 10 families get affected because of them?" said Prabhu Narayan Singh, District Magistrate Agra on Saturday.

The newly married Karnataka couple had a travel history from Italy. The husband was recently tested positive for COVID-19 after they returned from their honeymoon. After the man showed symptoms of the disease, his wife allegedly fled from Bengaluru and reached Agra on 9 March.

However, refuting the reports of the woman travelling from Bengaluru to Agra, the Karnataka government clarified that the husband concealed that his wife left from Bengaluru to Agra, and not from Mumbai as earlier stated.

Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said that the couple reached Bengaluru airport at 9.45 pm and that the wife did not leave the airport and departed to Delhi at 1.40 am the next day and reached at 4.25 am.

From there, she took the 8.10 am Gatimaan Express train to Agra.

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Schools, colleges and theatres in Uttarakhand to remain shut till 31 March

The Uttarakhand government has declared COVID-19 an epidemic and ordered closure of all multiplexes, cinema halls, degree colleges and technical institutes till 31 March, official sources said.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the State council of ministers on Saturday night. However, medical colleges will remain open, they said.

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Mumbai Police restricts tour operated by private travel agents, warns to use Sec 144

In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mumbai Police has issued an order prohibiting travel of group of people to a foreign or domestic destination organised by private travel agencies till 31 March. The police has warned to impose Section 144 otherwise. 

 

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Confirmed cases in Maharashtra at 32

Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra has risen to 32 after a 59-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19, ANI reported. The woman had recently travelled to Russia and Kazakhstan.

 

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Schools, universities to remain shut in Assam till 29 March

"All school, colleges, universities, gyms, swimming pools and cinema halls will remain closed in the state till 29 March," said Assam Chief Secretary Sanjay Krishna.

He also said that exams have been postponed but only state board and CBSE examinations will take place as per scheduled in view of coronavirus.

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COVID-19 infected man in Kerala visited mall, theatre, says report

The 21-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala's Thrissur district visited a shopping mall, watched a movie and even participated in an engagement ceremony, The New Indian Express reported.

According to the District Collector S Shanavas, the family of the person consisting of his father, mother and sister is being closely monitored by the health officials. They are in isolation. So far, health officials have come up with a list of 355 people who come into direct contact with the infected person.

 

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Delhi's first COVID-19 patient recovers fully, discharged from hospital

The 45-year-old man who was the first person in Delhi to test positive for the COVID-19 has recovered fully and since been discharged from the hospital.

A resident of East Delhi's Mayur Vihar, the patient had returned from Italy, a country which is the worst coroniavirus-affected country in Europe. After coming to Delhi, he met several people and even threw a birthday party for his son at a five-star hotel before he was isolated due to the infection.

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Centre provides norms of assistance to SDRF

After declaring coronavirus a 'notified disaster', the Centre said grants earmarked under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) can be utilised to procure essential equipment and take measures to quarantine people in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Stepping up its counter-measures against the pandemic, the Union Home Ministry has issued a two-page directive to all states, specifying list of items eligible for SDRF and norms of assistance.

The Union Home Ministry had said Rs 4 lakh will be given to the family of deceased persons, but later revised it.

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WHO busts myths related to COVID-19

In order to curb the spread of misinformation amid the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WHO) busted some myths relating to COVID-19.

 

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On 3/11/2020 at 3:48 AM, Kool_SRG said:

India temporarily bars entry to nationals of France, Germany, Spain

 

ban chesi em labham.. diplomat, employment and project visas exempt chesaruga?! 

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