Union health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says that government is constantly monitoring the situation. (Photo Credit: IANS File Photo)
The tally of those infected by COVID-19 disease has gone up to 62 in India. Fresh cases have been reported from Kerala and Maharashtra. Amid confusion over latest visa rules, the government has clarified that those who are already in India need not worry. The government say that the tourists staying in India can extend their visa after contact authorities concerned. The officials have clarified that the amended visa rules are meant for fresh arrivals only. Worldwide, over 4,000 deaths have been reported due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the rate of deaths in China has gone down significantly, situation remains tense in Italy and Iran. As the world grapples to contain the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, here are all latest updates on coronavirus outbreak:
Class 10th examination is going on right now. So wait for two days, all schools and colleges will be closed if needed: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.
Union Home Secretary being Chairman of National Executive Committee delegates its power under clauses of Disaster Management Act, 2005 to Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to enhance preparedness and containment of Coronavirus.
All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th Apr. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th Mar 2020 at the port of departure: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered closure of all educational institutes across the union territory till March 31 as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus scare.
Two Goa-based persons- a man who had travelled to Italy and Finland, and a woman who returned to the state from Dubai, were quarantined here on Wednesday for possible novel coronavirus exposure as they complained of cough and fever on their arrival.
Singapore confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including eight persons who tested positive after coming from abroad, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the island-nation to 178.
Two persons in Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, health officials said on Wednesday.
3 suspected coronavirus cases are under observation in a hospital. Their test results are awaited.: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Delhi government calls special Assembly session on March 13 to discuss NRC-NPR issue, coronavirus situation.
Two employees working with IT companies Dell and Mindtree have been tested positive for coronavirus, according to company statements.
States/UTs asked to ensure sanitation of public transport vehicles as part of coronavirus control and containment measures: Government
The health condition of an 85-year old woman being treated for COVID-19 at the isolation ward of the government medical college hospital is serious, health officials said on Wednesday. In view of her chronic health condition like heart disease, she is serious while her 96-year old husband is stable, they said. They are the parents of a coronavirus affected man who returned from Italy on February 29 along with his wife and 24-year old son.
An Air India pilots' grouping has urged civil aviation regulator DGCA to exempt pilots from the mandatory pre and post-flight alcohol tests, amid coronavirus scare.
The Kerala state government has sent at least 45 people who returned from COVID-19 hit Italy to various health facilities, official sources say.
Sri Lanka announces its first coronavirus case, a 52-year-old tour guide who had come in contact with a group of Italian tourists.
China reports 22 new coronavirus deaths, taking the death toll to 3,158, health officials say.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday clarified that no tweet has been posted by his office on closure of educational institutions in the state in view of the coronavirus scare. The Chief Minister's Office (CMO) posted a screenshot of the 'fake' tweet, attributed to Sawant's personal Twitter account, about the education department directing for closure of all schools and colleges in the coastal state.
The Government of India says 10 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. Eight cases are from Kerala and 1 each from Rajasthan and Delhi. Total cases rise to 60 across the country.
The coronavirus death count in the US increased to 31, while the infected cases surged past 1,000 as the country grappled to contain the virus that has spread to over 30 states with many declaring a state of emergency. A total of 1,037 people have been confirmed COVID-19 positive in the country, according to a tally by the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
German automaker BMW does not see any impact of supply chain disruption on its India operations till June due to the coronavirus outbreak, a top company official said. The company said it will have to assess the impact of the outbreak on the products coming in after June.
Uber may suspend the accounts of riders and drivers who have contracted COVID-19 or have been ‘exposed’ to it.
Delhi High Court asks Central Government and Delhi Government to file response on the plea seeking proper preventive measures to control coronavirus.
Air India AI-138 from Milan to Delhi has been taken to isolation bay at Delhi Airport; at present, all passengers are going through screening at the airport, reports ANI.
Panama's health minister has confirmed eight cases of the new coronavirus in the country, including one death, the first virus-linked death in Central America.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology cancels all classes from March 16 till March 20. “Undergraduates should not return to campus after spring break,” the MIT circular said.
Pakistan has witnessed a sudden increase in coronavirus cases with the number of patients rising to 19 on Tuesday, officials said. All but one of the new 19 cases were reported from Sindh province.
New York has deployed National Guard troops for the first time in the coronavirus crisis to help contain the spread of the disease from an infection-hit suburb of New York City.
Air Canada announced Tuesday it was suspending daily flights to Italy after the Mediterranean country banned public gatherings and restricted travel to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Turkey has announced its first coronavirus case, a man who had recently travelled to Europe and is in good health. "The test of a patient suspected of carrying the coronavirus returned positive," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a television broadcast.
A Times of India report says that an Indian-origin man has died due to coronavirus in the UK. The man has been identified as one Manohar Krishna Prabhu. He was in his late 80s.
With number of confirmed cases going in double digit, Kerala has decided to impose partial shutdown across states. Schools, cinemas are being close. People are being told to avoid mass gatherings.