India: COVID-19 Cases Climb To 174
At the moment, the number of patients in India has grown to reach 174, out of which while three people have died, 15 people have recovered completely and gone back home. On Wednesday, a suspected coronavirus patient jumped from the seventh floor of the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi and committed suicide. The deceased had recently returned from Australia and airport officials had taken him to the hospital after he complained of a headache. The first case of the coronavirus has come to light in Chandigarh as well, where the coronavirus test of a 23-year-old woman came out positive. This woman had recently returned from Britain. Meanwhile, examinations have also been impacted by the coronavirus. While the CBSE has postponed Class X and XII Board examinations till March 31, the JEE Mains examination has also been deferred. On Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs released data and informed that 276 Indian citizens have been infected with the coronavirus in countries abroad. The coronavirus is currently in its second phase in the country, but the number of patients is increasing very quickly. More than 16 states of India are presently affected by the coronavirus. While Section 144 has been imposed in entire Rajasthan due to the coronavirus till March 31, Section 144 is also in place in several cities, including Noida. Amid this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 p.m. on Thursday over the coronavirus, during which he will provide information on measures to be taken to stop the infection. The Haridwar district administration is also on alert given the growing hazards posed by the coronavirus, and the entry of common people for the Ganga Aarti on Har Ki Pauri has been banned till March 31. Meanwhile, the global death toll from the coronavirus stands near 9,000 and the number of infected people worldwide has reached over 2 lakh. However, the good news is that more than 84,000 patients have recovered from this ailment. On Wednesday, 475 people died from the coronavirus in a single day in Italy. An emergency has been imposed in Australia in view of the growing risks from the coronavirus.
COVID19 or coronavirus cases have climbed to 170 in the country while across the world over 2 lakh people have tested positive and death toll nearing the 8000 mark. Watch this story for more... #COVID19 #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusIndia pic.twitter.com/GkiaNHMol1— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 19, 2020