Coronavirus Latest Updates: Cases jump to 52; Kerala puts 45 Italy returnees under observation

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Coronavirus Latest Updates in India: The cases of novel Coronavirus are increasing in India as the total number of confirmed cases has jumped to 52. Out of the 52 cases, 36 are Indian citizens while the remaining 16 are Italians who were on a tour to India. On Tuesday, March 10, there were as many as 8 new cases reported from Kerala. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has asked the people to avoid mass gatherings. Six of the eight new cases reported are the primary contacts of the couple and son who had returned from Italy, the European epicentre of the Covid-19.

The government has successfully evacuated 54 Indian nationals stranded in Coronavirus-hit Iran after their swab samples tested negative for the virus. The evacuated people will be quarantined for 14 days at the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad. Meanwhile, a man of Indian origin has died in the United Kingdom due to Covid-19 infection.

Coronavirus is relentless across the world and the numbers are only rising with each passing day. A prominent figure in Boris Jhonson and his administration’s fight against the Coronavirus in the UK, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been reported positive. The MP who holds the key position of parliamentary under-secretary of state for health and has gone into a self-imposed quarantine after falling ill on March 6. Italy has seen the death toll from Coronavirus rising to 168. The number of fatalities due to the Covid-19 has crossed 1,000 outside of China.

In wake of transmission of the virus from Europe to India, the central government has suspended all the visa and e-visa granted on or before March 11 for three more nations gripped with Coronavirs– Spain, France, Germany.

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