- According to the Maharashtra government, 6 new cases of coronavirus were found on Monday, the number of infected in the state was 38.
- Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai closed till further orders, prohibiting the entry of devotees in the Mahakala Bhasma Aarti in Ujjain
- Corona’s impact: Ban on citizens of Britain, Turkey and European Union countries coming to India till 18 March
Mar 16, 2020, 09:54 PM IST
new Delhi. There have been 119 reported cases of coronavirus in the country. These include 17 foreign nationals who have been affected by infection after coming to India. According to the Union Ministry of Health, 14 infections have been cured so far. A 32-year-old youth was found infected in Bengaluru on Monday. He reached India via America and London. He is admitted to the isolation center. Meanwhile, in Maharashtra, 6 new cases of infection were reported on Monday. The number of infected in the state has now increased to 38. The Maharashtra government has decided to seal the left hand side of patients kept in isolation in the state.
The decision has been taken to keep the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai closed till further orders. Even at the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, devotees are not allowed to attend the Bhasma Aarti until 31 March. On the other hand, the Mumbai High Court will now have only 2 hours of work. Apart from this, Patna High Court will also hear only important matters till 31 March. At the same time, the Delhi government has banned crowds of more than 50 in other programs except weddings. This decision will also apply to the performance of Shaheen Bagh.
Modi will join Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 100th birth anniversary through video conferencing
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, due to coronavirus, the events in Bangladesh on March 17 will be held without any public meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Bangladesh’s first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through video conferencing on Tuesday. Modi’s visit to Bangladesh was canceled due to Coronavirus. Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel said on Monday that all the national monuments and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India have been closed by 31 March. Meanwhile, Dharma Production Company has also suspended all its production work till further notice.
The first case came on Monday in Odisha
The first case of infection came on Monday in Odisha. The report of the 33-year-old researcher who returned from Italy came back positive here. On the other hand, 8 Indian and one foreign student who returned from abroad at IIT Roorkee in Uttarakhand showed signs of corona. They have been kept in isolation at the institute’s Khosla guest house. On the other hand, the Indian government banned the arrival of citizens of Britain, Turkey, European Free Trade Association and European Union countries till March 18.
53 Indians stranded in Iran evacuated
School-colleges have been closed in 16 states following the government’s order. In these states, public programs and programs which are likely to get more crowded have been banned. On the other hand, 53 Indians stranded in Iran were brought back in the early hours of Monday. They have been sent to the Army’s Quarantine Center in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar tweeted and thanked the Indian Embassy of Iran and Iranian officials for helping in the evacuation. Meanwhile, Jaishankar spoke to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the phone. So far, 1490 Indians have been evacuated from abroad.
13 patients recovered in 5 states
How many Indians were expelled from where?
Updates from states
Haryana: Health Department said- a total of 35 passengers who returned from the coronavirus affected countries were kept in isolation. Of these, 29 have been discharged from the hospital on Monday. However, all these will be monitored at home as well. So far 66 samples have been sent for investigation. Of these 54 investigation reports have come negative while 12 reports are still awaited.
Telangana: A fourth coronavirus patient was confirmed on Monday. The person had returned from Scotland. There are now four patients in the state.
Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting with the officials. After this he said- “We have asked to install portable hand wash in different areas of Delhi. Gyms, night clubs, spas will remain closed in Delhi till 31 March. Public transport such as buses and autos are being made infection free every day. Do not gather more than 50 people in a ceremony except in weddings. If possible, extend the date of marriage. On one question, he said that the decision not to gather more than 50 people together also applies to the ongoing protests in Shaheenbagh.
West Bengal: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday that the state government would pay Rs 200 crore to deal with coronavirus. Will raise the fund of Cinema halls in the state have been closed till 31 March and educational institutions till 15 April. 3.24 lakh people have been screened in Bengal. The state has not yet received a case of infection.
Maharashtra: Maharashtra reported the highest number of infections in the country at 38. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directed the school-college and university to be closed till 31 March. However, the exams of 10th and 12th will continue. Along with this, voting on March 29 in 1570 gram panchayats of 19 districts has also been postponed for 3 months. The Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai will remain closed from Monday evening until further orders. Bollywood also postponed the shooting till 31 March.
Uttar Pradesh: Cinema halls, multiplexes, swimming pools, clubs, discos and gyms will not open till 31 March in 11 districts including Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar and Agra. Schools and colleges have already been closed. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that action will be taken against someone who blackballs the things that come under the Essential Commodities Act.
Bihar: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of 4 lakhs on death from coronavirus. Apart from this, the government will bear the entire cost of treating the infected patients. Not a single positive case of coronavirus has been found so far in Bihar. A suspected patient admitted to Darbhanga Medical College ran. He was being taken to the isolation ward. Nitish told in the assembly – People are being screened at 49 posts on the India and Nepal border.
Jharkhand: Chief Minister Hemant Soren informed about the closure of all school-colleges, coaching centers, malls and cinema halls from 17 March to 14 April during the assembly proceedings. Apart from this, swimming pool, museum, zoo and hostel will also be closed. There is also a directive to create isolation wards for children suspected of corona.
Karnataka: To deal with the Corona infection, the Yeddyurappa government has decided to build 30 war rooms of 150-200 beds each. These war rooms will be connected to government medical colleges in 17 districts. So far 7 cases of infection have been reported in the state. The 76-year-old elderly man from Kalburgi was killed last week. The latest case of infection is from the daughter of the deceased. He has also been kept under surveillance.
India raised 74 crore fund to deal with Corona
On Sunday, on the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the national heads of 7 countries attended the video conferencing. India will create an emergency fund of $ 10 million (Rs 74 crore) to deal with the Corona crisis. Today, Modi tweeted several appeals to people to join the fight against Coronavirus. He said- Our doctors, nurses, health workers are doing their best to prevent infection. They are helping people. Responsible citizens can give strength to this fight. I am convinced that our citizens can do anything to stop the threat to the lives of other people.