Amid the outbreak of novel Coronavirus which has claimed three lives so far, the number of positive cases in India has climbed to 148.
The government has been taking preventive measures to ensure that the outbreak gets contained.
Fresh case in Noida, two in Karnataka
A couple from Noida with travel history to Indonesia were tested for coronavirus after showing symptoms. The husband has been tested positive. Meanwhile, Karnataka health minister has confirmed two more cases in the state, taking the total to 13. Both patients are from Bengaluru.
A Norway national in Goa tests positive
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has confirmed Goa’s first coronavirus patient. A Norway national has tested positive and kept in isolation, he said today.
SC issues notice to states, UTs for Mid-day meals
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the schools have been shut after which concerns over mid-day meals have been raise. The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the matter and issued notice to states and Union Territories.
The first case of coronavirus has been reported from the Indian Army:
A 34-year-old soldier in Leh who returned from Iran after a pilgrimage and tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated at SNM Hospital. The soldier was in contact with his father as he was on casual leave who was also tested positive. The soldier tested positive on March 5 and was quarantined on the same day. The Army has postponed all courses it conducts for personnel in light of the pandemic.
Coronavirus in Odisha: Over 1,200 people self-report foreign trip on govt portal
The Odisha government has said 1,239 people returning from foreign trips have registered themselves so far on the official platforms provided by the state to track potential coronavirus carriers.
Maharashtra with 42 cases remains the epicenter of Coronavirus
The highest number of cases is from Maharashtra (42), followed by Kerala (30) and Uttar Pradesh (16). A total of 147 cases have been reported by Wednesday morning excluding three deaths and 14 cases who have been cured.
A fresh case of coronavirus has been reported in Pune. The patient has a travel history to France and the Netherlands. She has been admitted to Naidu hospital.