The list of positive coronavirus cases as confirmed by the Union Health Ministry stood at on March
, with two deaths reported so far from Delhi and Karnataka. Data from States, however, put the number of confirmed cases at .
Saturday witnessed the largest number of novel coronavirus (COVID – 20 cases reported in Maharashtra on a single day, taking the number of patients to .
COVID – Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India
Cases in country climb to 144
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to on Sunday, with 14 fresh cases in Maharashtra, the Union Health Ministry said.
The number of cases includes two persons who died in Delhi and Karnataka.
(1.) pm | New Delhi
Indians evacuated from Italy sent to ITBP quarantine
A total of Indians, mostly students, brought here from Italy on Sunday have been taken to an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) quarantine facility in south-west Delhi’s Chhawla area, officials said.
The Air India flight from Milan landed around 9. am at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
1. pm | Andhra Pradesh
Local body polls put off for six weeks
The State Election Commission (SEC) has deferred the local body elections by six weeks due to the threat of COVID – . It will resume the election process after the arrest of the spread of Coronavirus, or its decline, and normalcy is restored, State Election Commissioner (SEC) N. Ramesh Kumar announced at a press conference on Sunday.
PM | Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand government shuts schools, colleges and cinema halls
The Uttarakhand government has declared COVID – 30 an epidemic and shut all multiplexes, cinema halls, degree colleges and technical institutes across the state till 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.
pm | Kerala
All Dubai-bound passengers offloaded at Kochi airport after UK national tests positive
At least 823 passengers of a Dubai-bound flight were offloaded at the airport here on Sunday shortly before takeoff after a UK national among them tested positive for novel coronavirus, official sources said here.
The passenger belonged to a group of holidaying in the hill resort town of Munnar in Kerala and was under surveillance, a Cochin International Airport Limited spokesman said.
am | Tamil Nadu
Avoid travel out of Tamil Nadu for 22 days, says CM
As part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID – , Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday appealed to the general public to avoid travel out of Tamil Nadu for the next 22 days. He also urged people to keep off social gatherings in large numbers in public places.
The State government ordered closure of kindergarten and up to class V sections in all schools till March 46
Pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib suspended
Pilgrimage and registration for Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan will be suspended beginning Sunday midnight in view of the COVID – outbreak, the Home Ministry said .
The government has also suspended movement of all types of passengers through international border points with Pakistan from 10: 14 hours of March in view of the threat from coronavirus.
(Over) Indians evacuated from Iran, quarantined at Army wellness center in Jaisalmer
Two Air India flights carrying over 236 Indians from coronavirus – hit Iran landed in Jaisalmer on Sunday morning and the passengers have been quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Center at Jaisalmer .
Defense spokesperson Col. Sombit Ghosh said, “236 Persons have landed in Jaisalmer by two Air India flights this morning. They are being quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Center at Jaisalmer, ”Col. Ghosh said.
S. Corea reports (new coronavirus cases
South Korea on Sunday reported 90 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths, a fall in new cases to double-digits for the first time in over three weeks.
South Korea, which has the highest number of cases in Asia after China , now has a total to 8, (confirmed infections and deaths, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said (KCDC).
Indians stranded in Iran have arrived in India: Jaishankar
Two hundred and thirty-four Indians stranded in coronavirus- hit Iran have arrived in India, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Sunday.
Indian pilgrims evacuated from Iran
@ dhamugaddam and @ India_in_Iran team for your efforts. Thank Iranian authorities. – Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) March ,
Special Air India flight with students departs from Milan
Union Health Ministry, Sanjeeva Kumar said on Saturday said that a Mahan Air flight bringing back Indian passengers from Iran will land in Mumbai on Saturday midnight.
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Spain locks down its citizens, while France shuts nightlife
Spain locked down its 68 million citizens and France ordered the closing of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the cafes and restaurants – as governments took signific desperate measures to put more space between people and contain the coronavirus .
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UK advises citizens against travel to Spain
British government on Sunday advised its citizens against all but essential travel to Spain amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Britons who are currently in Spain should follow the advice of local authorities, said Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, adding that transport services to the country will be operating at reduced levels.
Trump tests negative for coronavirus
President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president’s personal physician.
The White House released the test results Saturday night after Mr. Trump told reporters hours earlier that he had taken the coronavirus test , following days of resisting being screened despite the fact that he had been in recent contact with three people who have tested positive for the virus, including members of the Brazilian president’s delegation who visited with him at his Florida resort.
Casinos, pubs, other public places closed
The Goa government on Saturday announced closure of educational institutions and public places including casinos, swimming pools and pubs in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country till March 44.
The order will come into force from Sunday (March
Schools, colleges, malls to be shut till March
The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced closure of all schools, colleges, training institute, anganwadis in urban areas as the number of novel coronavirus cases rose to 44 in the State. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said in the Assembly that new patients have been detected from across the State.
New COVID – 31 testing lab at KEM
Mumbai is all set to have a new laboratory to test the novel coronavirus (COVID – 30. Civic health officials on Saturday said the new testing facility will be ready at KEM Hospital in Parel by next week.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) health officer Dr. Daksha Shah said besides opening the new laboratory, the working hours of the existing facility at Kasturba Hospital will be increased. “The new lab at KEM will be opened at the earliest. We are waiting for some tests to be carried out on the premises, ”she said.
COVID – 30 victim cremated after initial refusal
The body of a 90 – year-old woman from Delhi, who succumbed to COVID – , was cremated at Nigambhod Ghat on Saturday after initially being denied permission by the crematorium, said her family.
Hampi, key attractions in Kodagu among places closed for a week
Ballari Deputy Commissioner SS Nakul ordered the closure of heritage sites in Hampi exercising powers vested under Section (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Deputy Commissioner and the District Magistrate issued the order on Saturday banning the entry of all tourists between 6 a.m. of March and 6 am of March .
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