India Registers First COVID-19 Death, Cases Rise to 77

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Even as the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to wreak havoc across the world, India has confirmed its first death from this infectious disease. With the first fatality, the number of patients suffering from the coronavirus in the country has now increased to 77. 

Meanwhile, over 4,900 people have died from the coronavirus around the world so far.

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Deaths from the coronavirus continue worldwide and India has also confirmed the first fatality from this disease in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi, where a 76-year-old has succumbed to the ailment.

B Sriramulu, Karnataka’s Health Minister has said that the test report of the elderly patient had come back positive. He had returned to India on February 29 after spending a month in Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, even as the number of patients of the viral disease in the country has now risen to 77, more than 30,000 people have been kept under surveillance.

Amid this, in view of the growing risks from the coronavirus, Delhi and Haryana have declared it an epidemic. Schools, colleges and all cinema halls have been closed in Delhi and several states till March 31. Given the risks posed by the coronavirus, the government of India has released helpline numbers for all states. 

Due to the dread surrounding the coronavirus, everybody, from the common people to government officials, is stepping out from their homes wearing masks.

Amid all this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has posted a tweet and appealed to people not to panic. He also said that Union ministers will not tour foreign countries in the coming days because of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, 120 Indians stuck in Iran will be airlifted to India on a special Air India plane on Friday and all of them will be quarantined in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer for some days.

Over 4,900 people have died from the coronavirus across the world so far. The death toll in Italy has crossed 1,000. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has termed the coronavirus the worst public health crisis of the generation. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Trudeau has also tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mikel Arteta, Manager of the Arsenal Football Club in the English Premier League, is also down with the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Disney has closed the Disneyland in Paris and California due to the coronavirus.

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