258 COVID-19 Cases In India, Global Death Toll Crosses 11,000
Currently, more than 20 states in India are in the grip of the coronavirus. While a lockdown has been announced in four cities in Maharashtra due to the deteriorating situation on account of the coronavirus, all shopping malls have been closed in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Amid this, markets in Delhi are closed for three days beginning Saturday. However, medical stores, ration shops and shops selling vegetables will remain open during this time. Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in all districts of Haryana in light of the growing hazard posed by the coronavirus. The Union Health Ministry has released a toll-free number - 1075 - for people to access information related to the coronavirus. In a major decision, in view of the ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, the Railways has cancelled all trains starting between 12 o’clock on Saturday night and 10 p.m. on Sunday. GoAir and Indigo have also cancelled around 1,000 flights. Apart from this, during the ‘Janata Curfew’, the Metro will not ply in Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur and buses will also not operate in several states, including Haryana. While the global death toll from the coronavirus has now crossed 11,000, the number of patients worldwide has reached beyond 2,76,000. However, the good news is that more than 91,000 patients have recovered. The highest number of deaths from the coronavirus so far have taken place in Italy, where on Friday, in just one day, 627 people died. The death toll in Italy has crossed 4,000. The situation due to the coronavirus has severely deteriorated in Spain, Germany and Belgium too. Amid this, a lockdown has been imposed in Britain. Meanwhile, the coronavirus has knocked on the doors of the White House as well. An official from the office of the American Vice-President has been found to be coronavirus positive.
COVID19 or coronavirus cases see a sudden jump to 249 with 5 deaths. Maharashtra and Kerala are the most impacted states in the country while the virus is now affecting 185 countries and territories around the world... #CoronavirusOutbreakIndia #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/pG0qyeED1E— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 21, 2020