Corona virus infects more than 60 people in the country; 11 in Maharashtra, 9 positive in UP; WHO declares epidemic

corNew Delhi : The corona virus has spread to more than 100 countries around the world. So far, more than 4,000 people have died worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared it a global pandemic. Corona virus infection cases are also increasing rapidly in India. So far, its infection has been confirmed in more than 60 people.

On Wednesday, 8 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Kerala alone. So far, 11 samples have been found positive in Maharashtra and 9 in UP. To prevent virus infection, the government has suspended all types of visas, except those issued for employment, diplomats, UN and international organizations, until 15 April 2020.

All tourist visas suspended till 15 April
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday that travelers coming to India from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany directly or after 15 February travel to these countries for at least 14 days – Will be kept isolated The ministry said that the visa free travel facility given to OCI card holders has been discontinued till April 15. It will come into effect on 13 March 2020.

9 cases in UP, 17 cases in Kerala
More than 60 cases of infection with the corona virus have been reported across the country. The Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday that 8 new cases of infection have been reported in Kerala, 8 in Delhi and Rajasthan. The ministry said that these include 5 cases found positive in Delhi and 9 people from Uttar Pradesh, in which the infection has been confirmed till Wednesday evening. Results of 77 samples in UP are still awaited. There have been 4 and 2 new cases of Kovid-19 in Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively. So far 10 cases of corona infection have been confirmed in Maharashtra. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that 8 cases of corona infection have been confirmed in Pune and 2 in Mumbai.

11 cases confirmed in Maharashtra
A total of 11 cases in Maharashtra have been confirmed after two people were found infected with the corona virus in Mumbai. CM Uddhav Thackeray said on Wednesday that there were 10 positive cases of corona virus in Maharashtra. Of these, 8 are from Pune and 2 are from Mumbai. However, another case was later confirmed in Nagpur. The victim had recently returned from the US. These are also the first cases of infection with corona virus in Mumbai. Health officials said the two men were in contact with two Pune-based men who were found infected with the corona virus. The Integrated Disease Surveillance Program of the Public Health Department of Maharashtra said in a statement that two days ago, two people who returned from Dubai in Pune were found to be infected with the virus after trying to find out who they came in contact with. is.

2 positive cases of corona virus in Ladakh
In Ladakh also, 2 people have been found positive with corona virus. The Union Health Ministry said that one case of infection has been reported in Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. So far 17 cases have been reported in Kerala, including three patients who were discharged after recovering last month. The ministry reported that the total number of people infected, including 16 Italian citizens, has risen to 60. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who spoke to some of the Kovid-19 patients admitted to Medanta and Safdarjung hospitals on Tuesday through a video call, said that the condition of all the infected persons is stable and there are signs of improvement.

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