Covid 19 LIVE updates: Taj Mahal to close amid coronavirus fears
Coronavirus shows no signs of abating as it continues to wreak livelihoods across the globe. China reported 20 new covid-19 cases and recovery rates have gone high as Iran and Italy became new front line in the fight against covid-19. Markets are still struggling to cope with the effects of coronavirus as several stock exchanges in Asia opened trading in red.
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Several big cities in Europe have gone into lockdown to stop coronavirus from spreading. Italy reported 368 deaths on Sunday as the total death toll due to covid-19 reached 1,809. Iran also reported 100 deaths, taking the nationwide toll to 724.
In India, 114 cases of coronavirus infections have been reported so far. 13 people have been cured of covid-19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to encourage doctors and health workers who are working endlessly to curb the covid-19 menace in the nation.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said nightclubs, spas and gyms are will be closed till March 31 and banned gatherings over 50 people. Coronavirus raised investor worries on Monday as Sensex, Nikkei and Hang Seng opened in red.
Here are the LIVE updates on the coronavirus outbreak:
India closes Taj Mahal to visitors over coronavirus fears
India will close the iconic Taj Mahal to visitors from Tuesday as part of measures to try and combat the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism ministry said on Monday, reports AFP.
First shot of experimental coronavirus vaccine given in United States
US researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental #coronavirus vaccine today - leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges, reports AP.
First coronavirus positive case reported in Gurugram
Haryana’s first positive case of coronavirus disease (covid-19) was reported from Gurugram on Monday. Senior doctors of the state health department said that the patient is a 26-year-old female and a resident of Gurugram.
EU chief proposes 30-day ban on non-essential entry into bloc
The European Union's top official on Monday proposed a 30-day ban on anyone entering the bloc unless their travel is essential, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, while insisting on the need to keep the internal borders between the 27 member states open as much as possible, reports AP.
Number of confirmed cases in UK rises to 1,543: health ministry
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom has risen to 1,543 the health ministry said on Monday. The number was up from 1,372 on Sunday, reports Reuters.
Portugal confirms first death from coronavirus: health ministry
Portugal has registered its first death from the COVID-19 illness caused by coronavirus, Health Minister Marta Temido said on Monday. The Minister said that the patient was an 80-year-old man who was hospitalised in Lisbon a few days ago was already suffering from other illnesses, reports AFP.
Four key religious sites close in virus-hit Iran: State media
Four key religious sites close in virus-hit Iran: State media, reports AFP.
G7 leaders express 'strong' will to cooperate to tackle virus
G7 leaders have expressed a strong desire to work together to tackle what is likely to be a long and difficult health crisis, European Council President Charles Michel said on Monday.
More COVID-19 cases, deaths reported in the rest of the world than in China, says WHO
More COVID-19 cases, deaths reported in the rest of the world than in China: WHO, reports AFP.
New Africa coronavirus crisis looms with internal spread
The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said Monday, and regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus begins to spread at home and into crowded low-income communities.
Hospitals to follow necessary protocol related with COVID-19 management: Ministry of Health
Hospitals to follow necessary protocol related with COVID-19 management as prescribed and restrict family/friends/children visiting patients in hospitals, says Ministry of Health.
They should ensure no overcrowding/at least one metre distance between people: Ministry of Health
They should ensure no overcrowding/at least one metre distance between people, says Ministry of Health.
White House moves to protect Donald Trump, staff against virus
The White House put in place new measures Monday to protect President Donald Trump and his staff during the coronavirus outbreak.
All commercial activities must keep a distance of one meter between customers: Ministry of Health
Take up a communication drive in market places like sabzi mandi, anaj mandi, bus depots, railway stations, post-offices etc., where essential services are provided. All commercial activities must keep a distance of one meter between customers. Measures to reduce peak hour crowding in markets, says Ministry of Health.
First published: Mar 16, 2020 07:20 IST