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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus Live: Indian Embassy in US issues advisory on travel to India

The number of people infected with the coronavirus topped 116,000 across the world as the outbreak spreads to more countries, causing greater economic damage.

By Anubha Rohatgi | Updated: Mar 12, 2020 04:44 IST
Coronavirus Live: Indian Embassy in US issues advisory on travel to India
Passengers of Air India's Milan-Delhi flight were screened for coronavirus at Delhi's IGI airport. (ANI / Twitter)

Countries across the globe are amping up efforts to deal with the ever-increasing cases of novel coronavirus as the global death toll climbed over 4,000 and the infected with the virus topped 116,000, according to Reuters. In India, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rose to 60 on Wednesday with two fresh cases - one each from Delhi and Rajasthan- being reported.

In Italy, the country with most fatalities after China, infections topped 10,000 as that nation attempts a nationwide lockdown. As US cases neared the 1,000 mark, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said some parts of the country are now beyond containment efforts.

British junior health minister Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.


Here are LIVE updates on coronavirus outbreak:

04:44 AM IST

Washington DC Health Advisory in effect through March 31

Washington DC Health Advisory: We also recommend that any social, cultural, or entertainment events where large crowds are anticipated be reconsidered by the organizer. This recommendation is in effect through March 31.

04:40 AM IST

Washington DC Health Advisory recommends that non-essential mass gatherings be cancelled

DC Health recommends that non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions, be postponed or cancelled. Mass gatherings are defined as events where 1,000 or more people congregate in a specific location. : Washington DC Health Advisory

04:38 AM IST

Indian Embassy in US issues advisory on travel to India in wake of coronavirus

Indian Embassy in United States issued an advisory on travel to India, in the wake of coronavirus.

01:03 AM IST

'Curtail Shiv Jayanti procession': Maharashtra police

Police administration in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district requests political parties to curtail their processions, other events planned on Shiv Jayanti tomorrow over coronavirus fears, says official.

12:40 AM IST

Air India flights to Rome suspended from March 15 to March 25: Official

Air India flights to Rome suspended from March 15 to March 25; to Milan and Seoul from March 14 to March 28: Air India Official

12:22 AM IST

Flights to Italy and Korea are cancelled till March 28 and March 25 respectively: Air India

Flights to Italy and Korea are cancelled till March 28 and March 25 respectively, said Air India.

11:50 PM IST

All seminars cancelled in wake of virus outbreak: Safdarjung

Safdarjung hospital issued a statement: In wake of #COVID2019 outbreak going on in the country, all the functions including seminars, workshops, conferences are to be cancelled. This is for urgent and necessary compliance.

11:06 PM IST

Telangana man earlier tested positive for coronavirus now tested negative

"The man who had tested positive for Coronavirus ten days ago, has now tested negative for it. We are thinking of discharging him from the hospital. As of now, 2 labs are available in Telangana for testing," said Telangana's Health Minister Eatela Rajendra.

10:41 PM IST

The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra rises to 11

The total number of positive cases of Coronavirus in Maharashtra rises to 11 (2-Mumbai, 8-Pune & 1-Nagpur). Ravindra H Thakare, Collector And District Magistrate, Maharashtra: A 45-year-old person has tested positive for #Coronavirus. The patient has travel history to the United States, reports news agency ANI.

10:08 PM IST

World Health Organisation declares COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday declared COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. WHO chief 'deeply concerned' by 'alarming levels of inaction' over virus.

09:39 PM IST

Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till April 15

Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till April 15th 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

09:39 PM IST

All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15 April

All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

09:02 PM IST

Barclays has confirmed coronavirus case in London office

A Barclays employee has tested positive for coronavirus in its 5 North Colonnade office in London's Canary Wharf financial district, the bank confirmed on Wednesday.

07:54 PM IST

Two tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai

Two people have been tested positive of coronavirus in Mumbai at civic-run Kasturba Gandhi Hospital. However, the final report from National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune is awaited.

07:53 PM IST

Group of Ministers on Covid19 undertook elaborate discussions on various precautionary measures

The Group of Ministers on Covid19 undertook elaborate discussions on various precautionary measures in the interest of citizens of India.

First published: Mar 11, 2020 05:33 IST