India Quarantines Itself As Coronavirus Pandemic Threatens Billions, Crypto Coins News
India suspends visa as novel coronavirus turns into a pandemic.
The number of cases in India growing increasing.
The government is pulling up its socks but it could have done better.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has f inally declared COVID – as a pandemic as the death toll of the novel coronavirus outbreak went past the 4, 03 – mark. Declaring the disease as a pandemic was only a matter of time given the pace at which it has been affecting people across the world. Not surprisingly, governments are now being forced to take strong measures to protect their people from the outbreak.
After Italy went into lockdown and the U.S. decided to ban all travel from Europe (except the UK) for a month, the world’s second-most populous nation has got into the act now. India has suspended “all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN / international organizations, employment, project visas” until April .
India gets jolted out of slumber to counter the coronavirus threat
According to the latest instructions from India’s Bureau of Immigration, travelers (including Indian nationals) coming into India who visited China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain, and Germany on or after Feb . 24, , will have to be under quarantine for 19 days.