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CORONAVIRUS CASUALTIES (June 5):- GLOBAL:- Total Cases: 67,02,699; Total Deaths: 3,93,212; Recovered: 32,51,592 BELGIUM:- Total Cases: 58,767; Total Deaths: 9,548 BRAZIL:- Total Cases: 6,15,870; Total deaths: 34,039 CANADA:- Total Cases: 93,726; Total Deaths: 7,637 CHINA:- Total Cases: 83,027 ; Total Deaths: 4,635 FRANCE:- Total Cases: 1,52,444 (sic); Total Deaths: 29,065 GERMANY:- Total Cases: 1,84,923; Total Deaths: 8,736 INDIA:- Total Cases: 2,26,770; Total Deaths: 6,363 INDONESIA:- Total Cases: 28,818; Total Deaths: 1,721 IRAN:- Total Cases: 1,64,270; Total Deaths: 8,071 ITALY:- Total Cases: 2,34,013; Total Deaths: 33,689 JAPAN:- Total Cases: 17,018 ; Total Deaths: 903 NETHERLANDS:- Total Cases: 46,942; Total Deaths: 5,990 PHILIPPINES:- Total Cases: 20,382; Total Deaths: 984 RUSSIA:- Total Cases: 4,41,108; Total Deaths: 5,384 S KOREA:- Total Cases: 11,668; Total Deaths: 273 SPAIN:- Total Cases: 2,87,740; Total Deaths: 27,133 SWEDEN:- Total Cases: 41,883; Total Deaths: 4,562 SWITZERLAND:-Total Cases: 30,913; Total Deaths: 1,921 UAE:- Total Cases: 37,018; Total Deaths: 273 UK:- Total Cases: 2,81,661; Total Deaths: 39,904 US:- Total Cases: 19,24,051; Total Deaths: 1,10,173 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    

Coronavirus cases reach 151 in India, lockdown in many States

NEW DELHI, Mar 18: With 14 new cases, the number of coronavirus cases has reached 151 in India with a death toll of four. Globally the number of deaths rose to 8,724 and infected cases 2,12,616 with China accounting for a total of 3,241 deaths and 81,102 cases, Italy 2,978 and 35,713, Iran 1,135 and 17,361, Spain 623 and 13,910, France 148 and 7,661. China has by now eradicated the virus.

In India, Bengal and Puducherry today reported their first cases. For the first time the Army also reported a soldier testing positive in Leh. His father had gone to Iran on pilgrimage and returned infected on February 27. Thereupon the soldier was quarantined on March 7 and tested positive for coronavirus on March 17.

The count of positive cases for Delhi has reached 10, with two more patients' tests confirming coronavirus (covid-19). One is a 23-year old woman and the other a 38-year old woman. The former had visited London and the latter Saudi Arabia, and returned about a week ago. Both are in Safdarjung Hospital in the Capital.

Gurugram in the National Capital Region too reported two new cass, raising Haryana's cases to three. The patients were a 44-year old man, who returned from London on March 7, and his wife. The district administration closed all malls and weekly markets as a step to contain spread of coronavirus.

In Noida, another satellite township of NCR, a 26-year old man was declared infected. He had gone to Indonesia with his wife and came back on March 3. The man started showing symptoms on March 8. Following this, the administration has imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 banning assembly of four or mor people in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district. Disinfection operations have started in public places.

A junior doctor at the King George's Medical College has tested positive for coronavirus after coming into contact with two patients.

The Government disclosed today that 255 Indians in Iran were infected. The Government had earlier evacuated over two hundred Indians from Iran who were asymptomatic.

Across the country several States have declared lockdown, resulting in the closure of schools, colleges, cinema halls, public events, malls, restaurants, clubs etc Maharashtra with the maximum number of coronavirus cases in India, is considering to stop public transport also.

The Centre and the States are pushing for more elaborate restrictions on movement of people and shutdown of cities to prevent transmission.

As a result, there is a scramble at many places to hoard provisions although the Government has assured the people that there are enough stocks of essential items in the country and there is no need for panic-buying.

Meanwhile, a man who was quarantined in the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi after he returned from Sydney in Australia reportedly jumped to his death from the seventh floor.

The CBSE has postponed board exams for Class X and XII scheduled to be held from March 19 to March 31. The new dates will be announced later. The JEE Mains scheduled for April 5 has also been put off.

At the airports the screening for symptoms was continuing. Contact-tracing and quarantining have been also intensified.

Across the world, the cases registered a steep rise. In Iran, 147 people died today, pushing up the number of dead to 1,135. In the UK the patients number reached 2,628. The British Government announced grants and loans to help people and businesses tide over the calamity. Italy has become the new epicentre of the virus now.

The South-east Asian region is recording a sudden spurt in the infections. In Indonesia, the deaths have gone up from five to 19 and the confirmed infections by 55 to 227. So also is Malaysia. There are 700 cases. The Philippines have 17 cases.





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