India: COVID-19 Cases Climb To 230
At the moment, 20 states of the country are in the grip of the coronavirus. Addressing the nation on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, March 22, to stem the spread of the coronavirus. He also asked the general public to stay at home this Sunday, if it is not essential for them to step out. Meanwhile, in light of the coronavirus, the government of India has created a WhatsApp chatbot and named it MyGov Corona HelpDesk. Its WhatsApp number is 9013151515. Amid this, due to the growing hazard posed by the coronavirus, the Central government has instructed children below the age of 10 and the elderly above the age of 65 to stay at home. The entry of international flights into the country has been banned for a week starting March 22. Issuing an advisory regarding the coronavirus, the Delhi Metro has also advised people to avoid non-essential travel by the Metro. While the worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has now risen to beyond 10,000, the number of patients across the world has crossed 2,45,000. However, the good news is that over 88,000 patients have recovered from the illness. Amid this, Italy has now surpassed China in cases of deaths due to the coronavirus. While 3,405 deaths have taken place in Italy so far, 3,248 people have died from this viral disease in China. In view of the coronavirus, the lockdown which began in Italy from March 12 has now been extended to the entire month of March. The situation in Spain has also deteriorated due to coronavirus. In light of the coronavirus, the United States has cancelled the G-7 Summit due to be held in June, and now, this summit will take place through video conferencing. Meanwhile, there is pandemonium in Hong Kong after the coronavirus test report of a dog came out positive.
Coronavirus or COVID19 continues to spread - now reported from 180 countries across the globe. Over 10,000 people dead and close to 2.5 lakh active cases (including 195 from India) have been reported. Watch this story for more... #COVID19 #CoronavirusOutbreak #Pandemic pic.twitter.com/BqtBT9pQXP— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 20, 2020