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Coronavirus India updates March 16: Cases increase to 114, Delhi prohibits big gatherings, Odisha records very first case

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By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi |

Upgraded: March 16, 2020 10: 54: 05 pm





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Coronavirus( COVID-19) Latest Updates: The number of favorable coronavirus cases increased to 114 Monday Centre asked for all airline companies not to board India-bound travelers from the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

While the Delhi federal government revealed a restriction on all gatherings of over 50 people, Odisha ordered all malls in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to remain closed till March 31 after the detection of very first positive case in the state. In a presser, the Health Ministry reiterated the measures which require to be taken by the people to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, 53 more evacuees from Iran landed in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan today early morning, a day after around over 450 Indians were airlifted from Iran and Italy. All of them have actually been taken to a quarantine center in Army Wellness Centre.

Peoples utilizing sanitiser before going into in a mall in Lucknow Monday. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

So far, 32 cases have been reported in Maharashtra, 23 in Kerala, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 7 in Delhi, 6 in Karnataka, 4 in Ladakh, 3 in Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir, 2 in Rajasthan, and one each in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Punjab.

Here’s everything you require to understand about coronavirus on March 16:

Delhi prohibits gatherings with over 50 individuals

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that any gathering– spiritual, household, social, political or cultural– of over 50 people will not be allowed in the national capital in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has actually claimed one life in the national capital so far.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal address media on Corona Infection in New Delhi on Monday. (Express photo by Praveen Kkanna)

The ban on events, the Aam Aadmi Party chief showed, will also cover the Shaheen Bagh demonstration versus the Citizenship Modification Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register.

” We have likewise chosen to shut health clubs, night clubs, day spas till March 31.

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When asked if the restriction will have the Shaheen Bagh protests under its ambit, Kejriwal said: “It will apply for everyone, be it demonstration or any other event.”

Odisha reports initially case of coronavirus

Odisha on Monday reported its first case of coronavirus after a 33- year-old guy, with travel history to Italy, tested favorable. Odisha government’s designated representative Subroto Bagchi said the “client is a 33- year-old guy who had actually returned from Italy, where he was a research study scholar”.

The patient showed up in New Delhi on March 6 following which he took a train and reached Bhubaneswar on March12 On March 13, he sought advice from a private doctor and was admitted to a health center on the following day.

coronavirus, coronavirus pune, coronavirus india, coronavirus fake message pune, pune city news Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope visits Kasturba Healthcare facility in Mumbai on Sunday. (Express photo/Ganesh Shirsekar)

Bagchi also said that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is keeping an eye on the situation.

On the other hand, one more individual from Yavatmal in Maharashtra has actually tested positive on Monday after evaluation of her fresh sample. Collector M D Singh informed The Indian Express, “We had actually quarantined nine individuals, who had returned from Dubai on March 1 after a 7– day tour in the seclusion ward of Federal government Medical College here last week.

Another active case of coronavirus was reported from Bengaluru after a 32- year-old guy checked favorable for coronavirus. The patient returned from the United States by means of London on March 8. He was on house quarantine, and now he is confessed to the seclusion center. However, the Health Ministry is yet to validate this.

No fliers from EU, Turkey, UK to be permitted into India: Health Ministry

In a press conference, the Ministry of Health said restated the procedures which require to be taken by the individuals to avoid the spread of coronavirus. “Essential steps including the closing of schools, swimming pools, shopping malls, permitting employees to work from house, less use of public transportation, one meter distance between people ought to be maintained till March 31,” said Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health.

” Travellers from the EU countries, Turkey, and the United Kingdom are restricted to get in India from March18 This will be evaluated again,” Aggarwal said. Compulsory quarantine of 14 days has been put in place for travelers coming from UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait, he added.

On the brand-new coronavirus cases discovered on Monday, Aggarwal stated, “Contact tracing activity of these favorable cases has caused the recognition of more than 5,200 contacts, who are kept under monitoring.”

Ministry of External Affairs Additional Secretary Dammu Ravi stated, “The Prime Minister undertook amazing initiative with SAARC leaders and they responded positively. The 24 × 7 MEA coronavirus control space has now ended up being operational.”

3 brand-new cases in Kerala

In Kerala, 3 brand-new favorable cases of coronavirus were identified today.

Over the last couple of days, Kerala has actually altered its method with regard to hospitalisation of thought clients in order to reduce pressure on the public health equipment and focus on those with crucial problems.

Total clampdown in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy Monday announced the closure of cinema halls, shopping malls, amusement parks, swimming pools, gyms, zoos, and museums till March 31.

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The federal government likewise announced to shut down all schools, colleges, universities and other universities till March31 Public evaluation for 10 th and 12 th standard trainees to be continued as per schedule.

No stone left unturned to guarantee public health: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday took to Twitter to communicate with the people on their experience dealing with the coronavirus.

Highlighting individuals’s involvement, PM Modi said that responsible residents can add great strength to the battle against COVID-19 “I make certain our citizens will not do any thing that puts the lives of others in threat,” he stated.

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The PM also praised the medical fraternity for their effort in combating the pandemic

Supreme Court notification to states on overcrowding in jails

The Supreme Court on Monday took suo moto cognisance of overcrowding in prisons across the states and sought a response from authorities on the procedures required to avoid the break out by March 20.

Thermal screening test at Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh due to Corona-virus on Friday, March 13,2020 (Express photo)

On the other hand, long lines were seen at the entry gate of the leading court with health authorities thermal-screening the attorneys, litigants and journalists.

Telangana govt to quarantine individuals with travel history to virus-hit countries

The Telangana federal government has asked the passengers showing up in Hyderabad, either Indian or foreigners, from nations like China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, France, Germany, Spain in direct flights or by means of hubs like Dubai, Abu Dhabi etc, having a travel history to these nations after February 15 will be quarantined for 14 days in view of the rising cases of the novel coronavirus. The declaration released by the government also offers a treatment that will be followed in the quarantine of the people.

On the other hand, one person with travel history to Scotland has actually been evaluated favorable for coronavirus in Telangana.

In Telangana, 868 individuals are quarantined at home. 395 others are in healthcare facility isolation.

3 individuals from Telangana were jailed on Monday by the Bhongir Town Cops of Rachakonda Authorities Commissionerate for spreading out fake news of death of an individual due to coronavirus. They have actually been charged under section 54 of NDMA2005 Another comparable case is signed up in Chaitanyapuri police station of Rachakonda commissionerate.

New Delhi: Railway employees sanitize the coaches of Delhi– Jammu Rajdhani Express train in wake of coronavirus pandemic at New Delhi Train Station, Sunday, March 15,2020 (PTI)

Bihar govt to bear full costs of treatment of coronavirus patients

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday stated that the Bihar government will be bearing the full expenses of treatment of the coronavirus clients in the state. He likewise revealed that in case of any death, the government will supply an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased.

Bombay HC asks MU’s stand on last BCom and Bachelor’s Degree examinations

The Bombay High Court asked Mumbai University to respond to Maharashtra Government’s order that suspended classes at state universities consisting of the University of Mumbai and all their affiliated colleges till March 31 in wake of coronavirus break out, however final degree evaluations and practicals will be carried out according to schedule.

Turmoil at medical stores to buy masks and sanitiser in Lucknow. (Express picture by Vishal Srivastav)

Acting Chief Justice B P Dharmadhikari took cognisance of the letter written by supporter Siddharth Ingle specifying that MU’s decision was careless and inconsistent as nearly 60,000 trainees will appear every day for TY BCom term VI exam beginning with March 23.

The letter specified that state federal government and Mumbai University should take responsibility for the security of the trainees who are standing for this examination and their utmost security and security is the genuine issue.

Assam to begin scanning domestic travelers as well

The Assam government will now begin scanning domestic travelers likewise to stop the spread of coronavirus in the state, stated health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday. “If coronavirus goes into Assam, it will not be extremely easy to tackle it in Assam since there are many hard to reach, remote locations in the state,” he included.

Gujarat government’s announcement to shut down all shopping malls and multiplexes worked from Monday and will continue for 2 weeks to prevent COVID-19 break out. (Express image Javed Raja)

Entire Northeast to shut educational institutions

Following Manipur and Assam, the rest of the Northeast India– Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura– Monday chose to close instructional institutions to prevent a possible outbreak of novel coronavirus.

While educational institutes in Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura will be closed till March 31, Nagaland’s suspension continues till April 12, Arunachal Pradesh till April 5, and Sikkim till April 15.

Tripura School Education Department has actually issued a memorandum asking school authorities to supply hand sanitisers or soaps, handwash to all trainees taking their board examinations this year. Both Madhyamik (matriculation) and Higher Secondary assessments conducted by the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) are presently in development and would continue till March 27 and March 31 respectively. NISHTHA training program or integrated instructors training to enhance discovering results at elementary level has also been postponed.

Temperature level scanning in progress outside Bombay Stock market amidst fear of spreading coronavirus.
( Express image by Nirmal Harindran)

All ASI-protected monoliths shut till March 31

Union Minister of Culture and Tourist Prahlad Singh Patel said all ASI-protected monoliths, main museums throughout India will be shut till Mar 31 in view of coronavirus.

Following this, the Indian Museum in Kolkata issued a statement stating, “Due to the spread of BOOK CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), which has actually been stated a pandemic and following the Advisory of the Health Ministry of GoI, Indian Museum will stay closed for the visitors …( till) March 31, 2020 or until additional notification, in public interest.”

Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple has actually been closed for enthusiasts. A number of states, consisting of Gujarat, Kerala, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, have actually announced closure of schools colleges and movie theater halls.

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Monitoring measures imposed at the Cochin International Airport in the wake of the Covid-19 spread in Kerala were wilfully breached late Sunday night as dozens of individuals crowded outside the airport terminal to welcome a reality program participant.

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