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Published On: Fri, Mar 13th, 2020

68-year-old woman dies in Delhi, second COVID-19 death in India

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corona_660_020320030800NEW DELHI : A 68-year-old woman has died of coronavirus in Delhi in the second death linked to the global pandemic in the country. The woman was the sixth case of coronavirus to be reported from the capital and had other conditions including high blood pressure and diabetes.
Her death comes on a day when the number of cases in India rose to 85, including a 76-year-old man who died in Karnataka on Thursday. Warning against mass panic, the Health Ministry said saying the situation in India so far is “not a health emergency”.

Her death comes on a day when the number of cases in India rose to 85, including a 76-year-old man who died in Karnataka on Thursday. Warning against mass panic, the Health Ministry said saying the situation in India so far is “not a health emergency”.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 81, with new cases emerging in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
In a press briefing on Friday, Health Ministry’s Lav Agarwal said that contact tracing of confirmed cases is being actively pursued, which has led to identification of 4,000 contacts, who have been put under surveillance. He further added that stated have been asked to check exorbitant prices of face masks, and even drastic measures could be taken against such cases.
The Karnataka government has announced the closure of all the malls, cinema halls, pubs and night clubs in wake of coronavirus crisis in the state. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has urged people to maintain basic hygiene, saying everyone should educate each other.
Also, as many as 46 people have been placed under quarantine in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, after coronavirus claimed the life of a 76-year-old man, district officials have said. The Centre government on Thursday confirmed the death of a 76-year-old man who recently visited Saudi Arabia.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also said a total of 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus had been reported in the state. Haryana, Odisha and Chhatisgarh have also banned social gatherings as part of precautionary measures to contain its outbreak.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also said the government had decided to ban any sports activity where people will gather in huge numbers like IPL. COVID-19 has so far claimed 4,600 lives while more than 126,000 people have been infected globally.
Bihar government has decided to close all schools and colleges, both private and state-run, along with coaching institutions till March 31 amid the coronavirus scare. The Nitish Kumar government has also shut down cinema halls till the same date.

In view of coronavirus contagion, Supreme Court has mandated that functioning of the courts from Monday (March 16) shall be restricted to urgent matters with such number of benches as may be found appropriate. No persons except lawyers who are going to act in the matter either for argument or for making oral submissions or to assist along with one litigant only, shall be permitted in the court room, the top court further said.
All malls, theaters, gyms, swimming pools in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchawad to be closed starting midnight today till March 30, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray amid coronavirus scare. India vs South Africa ODI matches in Lucknow and Kolkata have been called off due to coronavirus, BCCI sources told ANI.
Meanwhile, Seven people from Punjab, believed to be from Ludhiana district, who returned from coronavirus-affected countries like Italy have gone missing, sources say. They did not appear for mandatory COVID-19 scanning. Meanwhile, authorities are tight-lipped on the matter.
(With Agency Inputs ).

 

 

 

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