Karnataka reported two more cases on Wednesday, a day after West Bengal reported its first case of coronavirus. Meanwhile an India Army Jawan tested positive in Leh. With new cases reported from Odisha, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Telangana, the total number of positive cases in India rose to 151.
Reliance has decided to shut only the mall stores as per the directive of the government of India. A spokesperson of the company said the independent stores are still functional as normal
As many as 276 Indians have been infected with coronavirus abroad, including those stuck in Iran (255), UAE(12),Italy (5), V Muralidharan, minister of state for External Affairs informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked the WHO for a million test kits.
According to WHO, the coronavirus has infected 1,84,000 people and killed as many as 7,500 across the globe.
Italy reported 345 new coronavirus deaths in the country over the last 24 hours taking its death toll to 2,503- an increase of 16 percent. According to Aljazeera, the total number of cases in Italy rose to 31, 506 from a previous 27,980 up 12.6 percent, the slowest rate of increase since the contagion came to light on February 21, 2020. Italy is the European country’s hardest hit by the coronavirus.
In Sri Lanka, all incoming flights are suspended for the next two weeks.
Indonesia has extended a travel ban across much of Europe and the Middle East and has also suspended some visa services.
Nepal has canceled all Mount Everest expeditions for the rest of the season, a huge move, given that it’s nearly the peak season and that Everest and tourism are crucial to the country’s economy.
According to Washinton Post, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have confirmed cases of the coronavirus, after West Virginia announced its first patient Tuesday. So, far, more than 110 people infected with the virus have died in the United States, a toll that experts expect to rise quickly.
China, the original epicenter of the crisis- is reporting very few new cases.