CORONAVIRUS LIVE NEWS: Sunday witnessed the second biggest rise in the number of Coronavirus cases in India. Kerala reported five more positive cases taking the total number of confirmed cases in India to 39 which later increased to 41 on Monday morning after a man in Jammu and Kashmir and a three-year-old child from Kerala were tested positive for Coronavirus. He reported high fever and was kept in isolation. His tests revealed that the man has Coronavirus infection. Report of another patient is still pending. Both of them recently travelled to South Korea. Five cases in Kerala include a couple and their child, a son, who had returned from virus-hit Italy and evaded Coronavirus screening at the airport. The slip irked authorities and they have asked people to act with responsibility and warned action against those hiding their travel history. Other states have also imposed strict measures. India’s cases include 16 Italians visiting the country. The government has enhanced thermal screening at all entry points into the country including airports and sea-ports. Various facilities to isolate and quarantine suspected and confirmed cases have been set up by states.
Meanwhile, a diabetic man in West Bengal, who was kept in isolation ward of Murshidabad, hospital died on Sunday. He was admitted in the isolation ward after suspected symptoms of Coronavirus. He had returned from Saudi Arabia. Test results of his blood and swab samples for COVID-19 were awaited. A 76-year old man who returned from Iran to Ladakh has also passed away. He had symptoms associated with Coronavirus. He was also suffering from Urinary Tract Infection. His samples have been sent to Delhi for further testing.
On Sunday, the Centre govt denied entry to cruise ships on India shores till March 31 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. on Saturday, a cruise ship ‘MSC Lirica’ with a Panama flag was turned back at the New Mangalore Port.
Worldwide, the number of coronavirus cases stood at over 1,05,800, including 3,595 deaths. China reported 22 new deaths on Monday from the new coronavirus epidemic, and the lowest number of fresh cases since it started reporting the data in January. There were 40 new cases nationwide, the National Health Commission said, with most in Hubei, the central province at the epicentre of the outbreak. The 22 new deaths — which were all in Hubei except one — bring the country’s toll to 3,119. More than 80,700 people have been infected in total in mainland China. New infections reported from Hubei have been on a downward trend for several weeks.
Italy, on Sunday, recorded the second-highest coronavirus toll in the world, after reporting a sharp jump in deaths — from 133 to 366 — and overtaking South Korea on infections. Italy’s interior ministry said anyone flouting the lockdown risked at least three months in jail or a 206 euro (USD 233) fine.
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