Corona virus: ALERT all states of the country, so far 114 cases, 2 deaths and 13 occurred – know 20 big things
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Coronavirus in India: With the new cases of infection with the corona virus coming out in several states on Monday, the total number of infected in the country has reached 114.
New Delhi: In view of this, many states including Odisha have imposed a fresh ban and have banned entry of passengers coming from EU and UK from 18 March. The Union Health Ministry said that new cases of infection with corona virus have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Kerala. A Maharashtra government official said that four more patients have been confirmed infected with the corona virus and with this the total number of infected in the state has gone up to 37. With a new case of corona virus infection in Ladakh, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala on Monday, the total number of infected in the country has reached 114. Health Ministry officials said on Monday that 13 of these people have been discharged from the hospital on recovery while two have died. He said that the first case of infection has been confirmed in the eastern state of Odisha. At the same time, the ICMR has warned that Corona in India can wreak havoc like China.
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The Union Health Ministry said that corona virus cases have been reported in 15 states and union territories of the country. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1,53,517 people from 135 countries have been infected with the corona virus and more than 6000 people have died.
According to the ministry, with four new cases, one has been confirmed in Odisha, four in Ladakh and three in Jammu and Kashmir. The Health Ministry said that in view of the increasing number of corona virus infections, the government has proposed to implement measures like social distance by March 31 after the meeting of the Group of Ministers.
Kerala officials gave information about 24 cases in the state as compared to 23 from the central government. The Union Health Ministry has not included the recent new cases from Maharashtra in the total cases. Two people, including a British, have been found infected with the Corona virus in Kerala. In view of this, the Government of Kerala has taken an initiative called ‘Break link’ to prevent the spread of infection.
“The European Union, European Free Trade Association, the ban on travelers from Turkey and Britain coming to India will be effective from 18 March 2020,” said Luv Agarwal, Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministry. “No airline will board passengers from these countries to come to India from 12 noon on March 18, 2020, according to the international order,” he said. Agarwal said, “Both directions are temporary and will be effective by March 31, 2020.” And after that it will be reviewed.
It is noteworthy that on March 11, India canceled all types of visas except diplomatic and employment category to prevent the spread of corona virus. Aggarwal said that the seventh meeting of the Group of Ministers met on Monday and detailed discussions were held on implementing social distance measures as a precautionary step to prevent infection of the corona virus. He said that these measures were proposed to be implemented by 31 March. He informed that measures are proposed to close all educational institutions – schools, colleges, universities, gyms, museums, cultural and social centers, swimming pools and theaters.
Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said that monuments protected under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Central Museums across the country will remain closed till 31 March. Aggarwal said that students should stay at home and online education should be encouraged. He said, “Unnecessary visits should be avoided. Public transport such as buses, trains and planes should create maximum social distance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated the hard work and contribution of doctors, nurses and health workers in combating the corona virus. He said that coordinated and united steps are being taken to stop the spread of Corona virus and no effort will be left to ensure that people remain healthy.
The Prime Minister also tagged various people outlining various aspects of combating Corona virus by India. In a tweet related to the hashtag ‘India Fights Corona’, Modi said that the people underlined the steps taken to combat the corona virus, boosts their morale.
Maharashtra has the highest number of cases of corona virus infection. The state administration has decided to close some major religious and tourist sites as a precautionary measure. Officials said that the caves of the famous Ajanta and Ellora in Aurangabad, the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai and the Tuljbhavani temple in Osmanabad district will remain closed. Public Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope said that there will be a ban on entry of people in the Secretariat Ministry of the state located in South Mumbai, where thousands of people come daily.
Giving information about the Odisha case, the official in Bhubaneswar said that the infected person is a researcher and recently came from Italy. The officer said that the 33-year-old patient returned to Delhi from Italy on March 6 and reached Bhubaneswar by train on March 12. Subroto Bagchi, the chief spokesperson of the state government on Corona virus cases, told reporters that the patient has been admitted to the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. “His condition is stable and no serious symptoms have been reported so far,” he said. Bagchi said that his family members have been kept isolated and under surveillance. He said that 129 people had come in contact.
Thousands of students have been confined to homes across the country and employees are working from home as the administration has implemented an emergency plan to prevent the spread of flu-like symptoms. Gyms, cinema halls, swimming pools and other places have been closed in many states. Patni Top Resort, a popular tourist destination of Jammu and Kashmir, has also been ordered to be closed till 31 March.
Medical workers’ holidays have also been postponed in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddha Nagar district. On the other hand, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that religious, socio-cultural events and political meetings with presence of more than 50 people will not be allowed in the national capital in view of the rising havoc of Corona virus.
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said that neither foreign nor domestic tourists will be allowed to enter the state. With this, he has announced the closure of all educational institutions by April 15.
The Supreme Court took suo motu cognizance of congestion and infrastructure in prisons across the country. Thermal investigation of lawyers, litigants and others is being done in the court. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao issued notices to the Director General of Prisons and Chief Secretaries in all states and union territories. The court has directed all these to tell by March 20 what steps have been taken to deal with the situation in the wake of Covid-19 epidemic.
Efforts are being made to bring the Indians trapped abroad. An Air India aircraft carrying 53 people from Corona virus-affected Iran reached Delhi on Monday morning and the passengers were flown to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan where they would be kept in a separate army-established center. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar tweeted, “The fourth group of 53 Indians (52 students and one teacher) have come from Tehran and Shiraz in Iran. With this, a total of 389 Indians have come to India from Iran so far. I appreciate the efforts of the Indian party and Iranian officials in Iran. ”
Iran is among the worst affected countries of the Corona virus, where more than 700 people have died due to infection with this virus and about 14 thousand people are infected. The police on Monday registered a case against 79 people for organizing a mass reception at the China International Airport, despite a ban on people gathering in the wake of the corona virus threat. These people gathered to welcome the participant of the popular reality program.
The Punjab government on Monday decided to extend the service to retired government doctors and medical workers by September 30 due to corona virus. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh government contacted the unemployed MBBS doctors and requested to help in dealing with this crisis on volunteer basis.
In view of the danger of corona virus, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly has decided to end the budget session in advance. After the all-party meeting convened on Monday in the Assembly premises, Biman Banerjee, the Speaker of the Assembly, said that the second part of the budget session was going to be held on Friday but as a precautionary decision has already been decided to end the proceedings in view of the threat of corona virus. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee and leaders of opposition parties took part in this meeting. However, on March 26, there will be voting under the pre-determined schedule for the Rajya Sabha seats.
Due to corona virus, the Odisha Election Commission has postponed the panchayat by-election. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked the administration and local bodies to keep all community centers, cyclone shelters and other buildings ready with electric water facilities so that they can be used to keep suspects separate. The administration closed the famous Konark Sun Temple and Shanti Stupa at Dhauli in Bhubaneswar for visitors as a precautionary measure. Restrictions have also been placed in the Sri Lingaraj temple in Jagannath Puri, Bhubaneswar, Puri. Apart from this, the administration has also imposed restrictions on other festivals including Haripur Dola Utsav, Baruni Snan.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced the closure of all educational institutions in the state by April 14 in view of the threat of corona virus. In the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly on Monday, Soren said that this order will be applicable from March 17 on government and private educational institutions as well as coaching institutes and hostels.
Two more people with corona virus-like symptoms were admitted to the Civil Hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra on Monday. At the same time, Section 144 has been imposed in the city to prevent this infection from spreading. According to hospital sources, eight patients are currently being treated in the hospital with these two cases admitted to the hospital. Meanwhile, District Collector Suraj Mandhare told a press conference that so far 23 suspects have been investigated for corona virus.