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Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi writes to CMs of Congress-ruled states

WHO has urged governments of all the countries to strengthen measures to fight back coronavirus outbreak. New reports have shown infections surging 17 times faster outside China, where 3,012 people have died so far. The virus has infected over 98,000 people and resulted in 3,300 fatalities.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Mar 06, 2020 19:25 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi writes to CMs of Congress-ruled states

The deadly coronavirus outbreak has claimed the lives of over 3,345 people around the world and has infected 98,000 people. China has reported 114 new cases of infection on Friday. Italy which has become the epicenter of Europe's outbreak has reported 148 deaths so far due to covid-19. Iran is the other nation in Asia which has reported 107 deaths, highest amount of fatalities after China.


India has stepped up its fight against the fast-spreading coronavirus and has kept its 31 confirmed patients in isolation. Government in a bid to contain the virus has kept 30,000 people under surveillance. India saw success in battling the novel covid-19 when Kerala's health authorities discharged 3 patients who had contracted the virus in Wuhan and were cured.


The covid-19 outbreak has rattled economies around the world and has raised fears among investors. US President Donald Trump has said that coronavirus might have an impact on the economy. The outbreak has also seen cancellation of football matches in Italian Serie A, Six Nations Rugby and has cast a shadow on Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics games.

01:13 PM IST

Impact of coronavirus on Indian economy will be limited: RBI Guv

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said that given the robust forex reserves India has there is enough resource to fight the epidemic. He also pointed out that central banks around the world are working closely to respond to the challenges posed by this epidemic, according to PTI.

12:43 PM IST

India confirms its 31st coronavirus case

A resident from Uttam Nagar has tested positive for covid-19. Hospital authorities said that the patient had traveled to Thailand and Malaysia.

12:30 PM IST

Maharashtra FDA issues guidelines over coronovirus test kits

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked issued advisory to all chemists to sell PPE kits only after they receive a prescription. FDA is regulating the sale in order to prevent hoarding, says PTI.

10:50 AM IST

Irish national suspected to have contracted covid-19 flees from hospital in Cuttack, Odisha

An Irish national who has coronavirus and was kept in an isolation ward has fled after being screened at the Odisha airport.

10:09 AM IST

South Korea lashes out at Japan for imposing restrictions

South Korean government expressed great regret as Japan imposed restrictions over entry of South Korean nationals into the Japanese Mainland. Authorities in Seoul have been thinking of reciprocating with similar counter measures over Japan's recent move.

10:07 AM IST

Coronavirus fears coupled with RBI's curbs on Yes Bank could rattle Sensex, Nifty

The shadow banking crisis along with coronavirus outbreak has rattled Sensex in its opening session.

08:49 AM IST

'Might have an impact': Trump on coronavirus affecting the US economy

Donald Trump said the US economy could face an impact due to coronavirus but maintained that the nation is ready to contain any situation.

08:39 AM IST

Saudi Arabia reopens holy sites to pilgrims after sterilization: Report

Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Medina have been reopened to pilgrims, according to a Reuters report citing state TV Al-Ekhbariya. Saudi Arabia stopped pilgrims and tourists from visiting the holy sites to stop the outbreak of coronavirus.

08:17 AM IST

A Punjab resident suspected to have covid-19 flees from healthcare authorities

A man from Moga who had returned from Dubai fled from the hospital and denied admitting himself into the isolation ward of the hospital. He was later apprehended and agreed to stay under observation.

07:45 AM IST

WHO report suggest coronavirus relatively low among children

2.4% of the total reported cases of covid-19 were people under the age of 19 years, said the report. Despite that parents in Delhi NCR continue to remain worried as cases spiked in India.

07:39 AM IST

Food imported to India safe to consume: Apex food regulator

FSSAI has said that food imported into India including from coronavirus affected nations is safe for human consumption. The apex food regulator has said there is no conclusive evidence of food borne transmission of covid-19.

07:02 AM IST

Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia exposed to severe economic downturn due to covid-19: Report

Standard and Poor's global ratings outlined in a report that several economies in the Asia-Pacific could see $211 billion wiped off. This combined loss put economies of Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia at huge risk. The global rating agency cut its 2020 growth forecast for China to 4.8% from previous estimate of 5.7%.

06:57 AM IST

Coronavirus death toll reaches 3,345 globally

Mainland China has reported 3,012 deaths so far due to outbreak which began from a seafood and poultry market in Wuhan. Iran and Italy are the other two nation which have reported high death rates outside PRC. Iran and Italy have reported 107 and 148 deaths respectively. South Korea has recorded 6,088 cases and 35 deaths so far. 98,000 people across 85 countries have been affected.

<p>Coronavirus death toll reaches 3,345 globally</p>
A family wearing masks and make-shift protection gear wait for their train at the Hongqiao High-speed Railway Station in Shanghai, China.
06:34 AM IST

WHO asks nations to be on a war footing against coronavirus

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the media that these are the times that nations have been preparing for and it is time to act strongly towards containing the coronavirus outbreak. He also pointed out that several nations are not taking requisite measures to contain the virus.

<p>WHO asks nations to be on a war footing against coronavirus</p>
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), gestures as he speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland.

First published: Mar 06, 2020 05:58 IST