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CORONAVIRUS CASUALTIES (June 1):- GLOBAL:- Total Cases: 62,94,321; Total Deaths: 3,74,417 BELGIUM:- Total Cases: 58,517; Total Deaths: 9,486 BRAZIL:- Total Cases: 5,14,992; Total deaths: 29,341 CANADA:- Total Cases: 90,947; Total Deaths: 7,295 CHINA:- Total Cases: 83,017 ; Total Deaths: 4,635 FRANCE:- Total Cases: 1,88,882; Total Deaths: 28,802 GERMANY:- Total Cases: 1,83,515; Total Deaths: 8,605 INDIA:- Total Cases: 1,91,605; Total Deaths: 5,415 INDONESIA:- Total Cases: 26,940; Total Deaths: 1,641 IRAN:- Total Cases: 1,54,445; Total Deaths: 7,878 ITALY:- Total Cases: 2,32,997; Total Deaths: 33,415 JAPAN:- Total Cases: 16,851; Total Deaths: 891 NETHERLANDS:- Total Cases: 46,545; Total Deaths: 5,962 PHILIPPINES:- Total Cases: 18,638; Total Deaths: 960 RUSSIA:- Total Cases: 4,14,878; Total Deaths: 4,855 S KOREA:- Total Cases: 11,503; Total Deaths: 271 SPAIN:- Total Cases: 2,86,509; Total Deaths: 27,127 SWEDEN:- Total Cases: 37,814; Total Deaths: 4,403 SWITZERLAND:-Total Cases: 30,871; Total Deaths: 1,920 UAE:- Total Cases: 34,557; Total Deaths: 264 UK:- Total Cases: 2,74,762; Total Deaths: 38,489 US:- Total Cases: 18,37,830; Total Deaths: 106,220 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    

Coronavirus Updates: Three more test positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus in India

India has three more confirmed cases of coronavirus, two from Ladakh and one from Tamil Nadu. They too contracted covid-19 abroad. Total has gone up to 34.

NEW DELHI, Mar 7: Three more people were tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus in India on Saturday. While two cases were from Ladakh, which were sourced to Iran, one of the four countries worst hit by coronavirus, the other from Tamil Nadu had come from Oman. With this the total number of infected people has gone up to 34.

Earlier cases were reported from, among others, Delhi- NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Kerala. Three people who had returned from Wuhan, where it all started, to Kerala had got cured last last month.

Coronavirus Updates: The breakup of 34 positive cases in India so far:-

Delhi - 19 (from Mayur Vihar 1, Janakpuri - Gurugram PayTM staff 1, Uttam Nagar 1, Ghaziabad 1, Italian tourists 14 at Medanta hospital, Italian tourists' driver 1 at Safdrjung Hospital)

Tamil Nadu - 1

Jaipur - 2 (Italian tourist couple in SMS Hospital)

Ladakh - 2 (Had travelled to Iran)

Hyderabad - 1

Kerala - 3 (cured)

Agra - 6 (relatives of patient from Mayur Vihar, Delhi)

Swab samples of 110 Indians arrive from Iran

Today morning a special flight brought here swab samples of 110 Indians stranded in Iran for testing, after which those who clear it will be evacuated here. Those who test positive will be kept ata health facility in Iran itself, according to the health ministry. The flight that brought the samples has flown back with the Iranians here in return trip.

Contact-tracing, airport-seaport screening on

The contact-tracing and airport, seaport screening are continuing vigorously in a systematic programme to contain the spread of coronavirus here in India.

Screening of all international passengers started on January 17, and the Delhi airport sent 14 passengers who had symptoms to hospitals so far, after screening 2,40,000. 30 other airports also are screening passengers. Delhi registers about 25,000 fliers a day.

Separate exit facilities for passengers from 12 countries

The exit of passengers from 12 countries affected by coronavirus is segregated from other passengers at the IGIA as a preventive step against transmission of coronavirus, from today.

The arrangements include separate baggage belt, customs clearance and pick-up points. The 12 countries are: China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia. There are separate screening counters for passengers from other countries.

Avoid handshakes, say 'Namaste': Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested today in the context of the spreading coronavirus infection that people should avoid shaking hands and instead fold their own hands and say 'Namaste' to greet each other as was used to in India.

"If due to some reason we have discontinued the habit of (saying) 'Namaste', it is the right time to once again take this up instead of handshakes," he said.

Coronavirus Updates: 15 new cases of coronavirus in UAE

DUBAI: With 15 new cases of coronavirus reported today, the infections in the UAE have reached 45. The health ministry said of the 15, 13 arrived from other countries, including one from India. The 13 are from Emirates (3), Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Iran (2 each), Thiland, Morocco, China and India (one each).

Coronavirus Updates: Another Iranian lawmaker dies

TEHRAN: An Iranian lawmaker died of coronavirus tody, IRNA said. Fatemeh Rahbar,55, was recently elected as MP from Tehran. She is the second lawmaker to die of coronavirus infection. The virus has so far claimed a total of seven politicians and officials.

TOLL: New deaths: 21 ; Total deaths: 145; New cases: 1,076; Total cases: 5,823

Coronavirus Updates: A second lawmaker tests positive in France

PARIS: A second member of the French parliament's Lower House has tested positive for coronavirus. Five more are under observation. There were 103 new cases today, taking the tlly to 716. Eleven people have died.

Coronavirus Updates: Quarantine hotel collapses in China

BEIJING: An 80-room hotel used as a quarantine for coronavirus suspects collapsed in China's Quanzhou city today, trapping 70 people.

Coronavirus Updates: 21 test positive on Grand Princess

SAN FRANCISCO: The Grand Princess which has not been allowed entry here has 21 passengers testing positive for coronavirus. It has on board 2,400 passengers and 1,100 crew. They are quarantined pending another round of tests.

Coronavirus Updates: The toll

GENEVA: The global death toll in the coronavirus outbreak has reached 3,500 with the total cases at 1,04,900 in 95 countries.

ITALY: Death toll 36 today, total 233; Todays' cases: 1,247, total: 5,883

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