Number of coronavirus cases rises to 93 in India

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NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 93.

 

So far, two deaths due to the lethal infection have been reported in the country. It had prompted the authorities to closure of schools, colleges, and theatres.  Many public events, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), were also postponed.

On Friday, a 68-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died due to co-morbidity, diabetics and hypertension at a Delhi hospital.

On Thursday, India had reported its first death due to coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from the state of Karnataka had died. The man from Kalaburagi had recently returned from Saudi Arabia, and his sample has been confirmed for COVID19.

The coronavirus, originated in china’s Wuhan city in December last year, has spread to more than 100 countries, infecting more than 1,20,000 people.

India has also started evacuating its citizens from other countries after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and said that Europe is the new epicentre of the lethal virus.

The Indian government has announced various internal measures to combat the outbreak.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in a video conference with other SAARC nations at 5 pm on Sunday to evolve a joint strategy to fight the novel coronavirus.

 

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