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CORONAVIRUS CASUALTIES (Nov 30):- GLOBAL:- Total Cases: 6,34,96,623; Total Deaths: 14,71,976 Recovered: 4,38,74,616 BELGIUM:- Total Cases: 5,76,599; Total Deaths: 16,547 BRAZIL:- Total Cases: 63,35,878; Total deaths: 1,73,120 CANADA:- Total Cases: 3,74,051; Total Deaths: 12,076 CHINA:- Total Cases: 86,530; Total Deaths: 4,635 FRANCE:- Total Cases: 22,22,488; Total Deaths: 52,731 GERMANY:- Total Cases: 10,68,980; Total Deaths: 16,830 INDIA:- Total Cases: 94,62,739; Total Deaths: 1,37,649 INDONESIA:- Total Cases: 5,38,883; Total Deaths: 16,945 IRAN:- Total Cases: 9,62,070; Total Deaths: 48,246 ITALY:- Total Cases: 16,01,554; Total Deaths: 55,576 JAPAN:- Total Cases: 1,46,760; Total Deaths: 2,119 MEXICO:-Total Cases: 11,07,071; Total Deaths: 1,05,655 NETHERLANDS:- Total Cases: 5,23,478; Total Deaths: 9,376 PHILIPPINES:- Total Cases: 4,31,630; Total Deaths: 8,392 RUSSIA:- Total Cases: 22,95,654; Total Deaths: 39,895 S KOREA:- Total Cases: 34,201; Total Deaths: 526 SPAIN:-Total Cases: 16,64,945; Total Deaths: 45,069 SWEDEN:- Total Cases: 2,43,129 Total Deaths: 6,681 SWITZERLAND:-Total Cases: 3,27,072; Total Deaths: 4,753 UAE:- Total Cases: 1,68,860; Total Deaths: 572 UK:- Total Cases: 16,29,657; Total Deaths: 58,448; US:- Total Cases: 1,38,74,209; Total Deaths: 2,73,956 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    
An entire village in Lahaul and Spiti tests corona positive
Thorang village reported 41 of its 42 residents coronavirus positive. Lahaul and Spiti is a sought-after tourist destination, and especially after the opening of the Rohtang (Atal) tunnel there has been a surge of visitors. The Spiti Tourism Society has said the valley is now closed for all kinds of tourism activities till March 31 as a precaution against the epidemic.

MANALI, Nov 21: An entire village in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh has been infected by coronavirus, except one man.

Of the 42 villagers of Thorang in Lahaul tested, 41 turned out to be covid positive. Bhushan Thakur, 52, was said to be the only one who tested negative.

It is gathered that the source of transmission was a religious programme which was also attended by neighbouring villagers who are now being tested.

In earlier testing, 856 people were found positive in the whole district. The State has recorded a total of 32,000 cases of infection and over 500 deaths.

Early this month 101 students of Tibetan Children's Village School in Chauntra in Mandi district were found covid positive.

The Kangra deputy commissioner’s office was shut on Friday for 48 hours after 15 employees were found to be infected by covid.

Meanwhile, a circular distributed by the Spiti Tourism Society said, "It is with regret that we inform all travellers that Spiti valley is closed (will remain closed) for all kinds of tourism activities till March 31, 2021. Tourism in the valley will resume from April 1." For several months it has been closed in view of the epidemic.

Lahaul and Spiti had begun witnessing huge rush of tourists after the opening of the Rohtang (Atal) tunnel that provides an all-weather passage on Manali-Leh highway through Lahaul and Spiti.

Lahaul and Spiti's administrative headquarters, Keylong, is the coldest place in the State at minus 6.6 deg C. Keylong and Kinnaur's Kalpa, also a high reaches, received 2 cm and 0.4 cm snowfall, respectively.

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