Latest News on Coronavirus on March 15 from India and the world
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Karnataka: Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner bans sale of liquor and orders closure of bars & restaurants in the district

Total of 110 confirmed Coronavirus cases reported across India, including 17 foreign nationals

Death toll due to Coronavirus passes 2,000 in Europe: AFP news agency

Italy hits one-day record with 368 new #coronavirus deaths

One more case in the Union Territory (UT) with history of travel to Saudia Arabia reported high viral load; kept in isolation. Confirmation awaited.

Karnataka Kalaburagi Dy commissioner : Gatherings including local markets, village fairs, Urs festival in the district have been banned

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the leaders of the SAARC countries through video conference to chart out a common strategy in order to combat COVID-19 in the region.

Uttar Pradesh: A total of 13 people have tested positive for Coronavirus

PM Modi leads India at the video conference of all SAARC member countries

Inmates of Luksar jail, Gautam Budh Nagar, make masks for prisoners and visitors as precaution

All educational institutions, cinema halls and swimming pools in Gujarat will remain closed from 16 to 29 March

MLAs who have come from Jaipur should be medically tested: Madhya Pradesh Minister

Madhya Pradesh Minister PC Sharma: It was discussed in the state cabinet meeting that our MLAs who have come from Jaipur should be medically tested. Those in Haryana and Bengaluru should also be medically tested.

Mumbai's Byculla zoo to remain shut till further orders

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to close Mumbai Zoo (Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan And Zoo) till further orders, to prevent Coronavirus spread.

PM Modi calls Uddhav Thackeray, discusses situation of coronavirus in Maharashtra

Sources told ANI that PM Narendra Modi had telephonic conversation with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. They discussed the situation of Coronavirus in the state and the measures regarding it.

Tourism industry badly affected due to coronavirus: President of Kochi chapter

Kerala: Tourism industry badly affected due to coronavirus spread. Azeez, president of Kochi chapter of Kerala Hotel&Restaurants Association says, "Number of tourists has fallen sharply. We are forced to shut restaurants by 9 pm. Earlier, they used to remain open till 11:30 pm".

Schools, colleges, theaters to remain shut in Madhya Pradesh till further orders

Madhya Pradesh Minister PC Sharma: Schools, colleges, libraries, cinema halls, marriage halls etc will be shut till further orders.50 isolation centres have been set up in the state. We are working on war footing to tackle this.

Devotees requested to postpone Shirdi visit for a few days

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Arun Dongre: As per the directives of the government, I request the devotees to postpone their visit to Shirdi for a few days.

Schools, universities to remain shut in Assam till 29 March

"All school, colleges, universities, gyms, swimming pools and cinema halls will remain closed in the state till 29 March," said Assam Chief Secretary Sanjay Krishna.

He also said that exams have been postponed but only state board and CBSE examinations will take place as per scheduled in view of coronavirus.

Mumbai Police restricts tour operated by private travel agents, warns to use Sec 144

In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mumbai Police has issued an order prohibiting travel of group of people to a foreign or domestic destination organised by private travel agencies till 31 March. The police has warned to impose Section 144 otherwise.

Confirmed cases in Maharashtra rises to 32

Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra has risen to 32 after a 59-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19, ANI reported. The woman had recently travelled to Russia and Kazakhstan.

Traditional Easter week celebrations would be held without worshippers: Vatican

Vatican says traditional Easter week celebrations would be held without worshippers this year due to coronavirus.

Total number of confirmed cases in India rises to 107

Ministry of Family and Health Welfare: Total number of confirmed #COVIDー19 cases across India is 107 (including foreign nationals as on 15th March at 12 PM).

289 passengers of Dubai-bound flight from Kochi offloaded after UK national tests positive for coronavirus

All 289 passengers of Dubai-bound flight from Kochi offloaded before take-off after one tests positive for coronavirus, PTI quoting official.

59-year-old woman tests positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Aurangabad

A 59-year-old woman tests positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Aurangabad: Officials told PTI

Mumbai Police issues prohibitory orders for conducting ny kind of tours

Mumbai Police: Police has issued an order prohibiting the conduct of any kind of tour involving a group of people traveling together to foreign or domestic destination organized by private tour operators or otherwise. However, should anyone, including private tour operators, need to travel under exceptional circumstances, they may do so after seeking permission from the office of the Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai.

Coronavirus Update: Western Railway withdraws blankets

All educational institutions to shut in Telangana till March 31

Telangana reported a fresh case of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to two, with the government announcing a number of measures, including closure of all educational institutions till March 31, to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

According to an release on the preventive measures, the government has decided to close all types of educational institutions (from primary school to university), coaching centres and summer camps till March 31. Board exams will be held as per schedule, it said.

The note advised that marriages and other functions, which have already been decided, be organised amid family members with attendance advised to be below 200, it said.

For a week, permissions would not be given for public meetings, seminars, workshops, celebrations, rallies, exhibitions, trade fairs and cultural events. Cinema halls, bars, pubs and clubs with memberships would remain closed for a week, it said.

The Medical and Health Department has taken up surveillance in the international airport in Hyderabad, it said. 1,020 beds were ready for use to deal with COVID-19 cases and 321 beds in ICUs are set up and 240 ventilators are ready for use, the statement said. A special fund of Rs 500 crore has been set up ad it would be at the disposal of the chief secretary, it said.

(Source: PTI)

Number of positive cases of coronavirus rises to 93 in India

The total number of positive cases of Coronavirus in the country rises to 93.

Indian govt suspends travel and registration for Kartarpur Sahib as precautionary measure

Ministry of Home Affairs: In wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, as a precautionary measure to contain and control the spread of the disease, the travel and registration for Sri Kartarpur Sahib is temporarily suspended from 12 am March 16, 2020, till further orders.

Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer is fully equipped facility to help Indian citizens: Army

Indian Army:Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer is fully equipped facility to help Indian citizens undertake mandatory quarantine period under the supervision of skilled medical authorities. Soldiers have volunteered to provide care and support to our countrymen returning from overseas.

236 Indian nationals who were evacuated from Iran quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre in Rajasthan

Rajasthan: 236 Indian nationals who were evacuated from Iran on 15 March 2020 brought to Jaisalmer, they are being quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre here.

Roman Catholic Church in Goa issues advisory urging people not to attend public functions, including prayers

Goa: Roman Catholic Church has issued advisory urging those who have come in contact with coronavirus patients to not attend public functions, including prayers. Church also urged priests to purify their hands with water or sanitiser before distribution of Holy Communion.

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez's wife tested positive for coronavirus

Begona Gomez, the wife of Spanish Prime minister Pedro Sanchez, has tested positive for coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said, adding that both were doing fine: Reuters

Special Air India flight with 211 Indian students takes off from Milan

India in Milan: 211 students & 7 compassionate cases departed by Air India flight from Milan, in Italy.

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