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The UK police have been given power to detain people infected with coronavirus. The action is seen as government’s effort to tackle the spread of COVID-19 virus. In Britain, 71 people have died and up to 55,000 are thought to be infected, though the official count is just under 2,000. According to the latest reports, more than 2500 people have lost their lives and nearly 2,00,000 people tested positive.
Last night Rishi Sunak unveiled a huge £350bn economic rescue package of loans, mortgage relief and other measures to bolster businesses and citizens' personal finances, after the government advised people to work from home and avoid pubs and restaurants.
In India, as many as 276 Indians have been infected with coronavirus abroad, including 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE and five in Italy, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the total number of Indians infected by coronavirus is 276 -- 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE, five in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.
A fourth batch of 53 Indians returned to India from Iran on Monday, taking the total number of people evacuated from the coronavirus-hit country to 389. Iran is one of the worst-affected countries by the coronavirus outbreak and the government has been working to bring back Indians stranded there. Over 700 people have died from the disease in Iran and nearly 14,000 cases detected.