Coronavirus India Updates: Total Confirmed Cases In India At 107, Sharp Rise In Maharashtra
Total Coronavirus Cases In India At 107, Two Deaths Confirmed
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 107 on Sunday, with 12 fresh cases in Maharashtra, the Union Health Ministry said.
The number of cases include two persons who died in Delhi and Karnataka.
While a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia died on Thursday, a 68-year-old woman in Delhi who had tested positive for coronavirus passed away at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Friday night.
Delhi has reported seven positive cases and Uttar Pradesh 11 so far. Karnataka has six coronavirus patients while Maharashtra 31,Ladakh three and Jammu and Kashmir 2. Telangana reported three cases.
Besides, Rajasthan also reported two cases. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have reported one case each.
PM Modi Addresses SAARC Video Conference, Proposes Covid Emergency Fund
Addressing leaders of SAARC nations today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for collective effort to fight the virus. “We have to fight this battle together, and we have to win it together. Our neighbourhood collaboration should be a model for the world”, he said.
Modi also proposed setting up an emergency fund for tackling the virus.
“I propose we create a COVID-19 Emergency Fund. This could be based on voluntary contributions from all of us. India can start with an initial offer of $10 million for this fund”, he said.
He also suggested creating a common research platform to control the virus.
“Looking ahead, we could create a common Research Platform, to coordinate research on controlling epidemic diseases within our South Asian region. The Indian Council of Medical Research can offer help coordinating such an exercise”, he said.
20 Passengers Including U.K. National Test Positive At Kochi Airport
Twenty Dubai-bound passengers were detained at the airport shortly before takeoff after a UK national among them tested positive for novel coronavirus.
This takes the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kerala to 20 so far.
At least 289 passengers of the Dubai-bound Emirates flight were offloaded at the airport here after the U.K. person was found to be infected by the coronavirus.
SAARC Media Briefing On Coronavirus Cancelled
A special media briefing by the Foreign Secretary on video conference between SAARC leaders on the Coronavirus pandemic scheduled for today has been cancelled.
The conference will be telecasted live on the MEA YouTube channel.
218 Indians Evacuated From Italy Sent To ITBP Quarantine
A total of 218 Indians, mostly students, brought here from Italy on Sunday have been taken to an ITBP quarantine facility in south-west Delhi's Chhawla area, officials said. The Air India flight from Milan landed around 9.45 am at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Out of the total Indian nationals in this group, 211 are students.
One More Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Maharashtra, Tally Rises To 32
A 59-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra today, a state health official said.
The woman had travelled to Russia and Kazakhstan. She has been quarantined at Dhoot Hospital in Aurangabad.