Coronavirus Update: Number of Cases Rises To 39 In India; 27 New Deaths Reported in China, And More…

Number of Cases Rises to 39 in India

The number of coronavirus cases rose to 39 in India on Sunday, after a couple and their son, who had flown from Italy last month and evaded airport screening, and their two relatives tested positive in Kerala.

Five More People from Kerala test positive

Five more people from Kerala, three with recent travel history to Italy, have tested positive for coronavirus following which the state has been put on high alert, Health Minister K K Shailaja said here on Sunday.

The three, a couple and their son, had evaded health screening at the airport on their return about a week ago and all the five hail from Ranni in Pathnamthitta district, she said.

American Film Institute Postpones Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute has postponed its Life Achievement Award ceremony and singer Ciara has pushed ahead her concert in the wake of the novel coronovirus epidemic.

According to Variety, the AFI annual ceremony, which was set to honour screen icon Julie Andrews this year, was scheduled to take place on April 25 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

27 New Deaths Reported in China

China on Sunday reported 27 new deaths from coronavirus, the lowest number of fatalities in more than a month, taking the death toll to 3,097, while the COVID-19 infections for the first time fell below 50 since the disease surfaced in Hubei province in January. All the 27 deaths occurred in the virus-hit central Hubei province, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said.

The ATP and WTA announced measures aimed at combatting the spread of deadly coronavirus on Saturday, days before the start of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California.

ATP, WTA Jointly Announce Precautionary Measures

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to cause concern on a global scale, the ATP and WTA have jointly announced a series of precautionary health measures.

Facebook is Temporarily Banning Medical Ads

Facebook is temporarily banning advertisements for medical face masks as part of an effort to prevent use of its platform to exploit people’s concerns about the new coronavirus.

The ban covers advertisements on the social media platform as well as commercial listings on Facebook Marketplace, the company said.

Delhi Government to Request Centre to Impose Travel Ban

The Delhi government will request the Centre to impose a ban on travel to countries that have recorded a large number of coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

The number of coronavirus cases rose to 39 in India on Sunday, after a couple and their son, who had flown from Italy last month and evaded airport screening, and their two relatives tested positive in Kerala

GoAir Not To Charge Any Fee on Cancellation

Budget carrier GoAir on Sunday said it will not charge any fee on cancellation or rescheduling of tickets booked till April 30 amid the coronavirus scare. This applies for all bookings made between March 8 and April 30 and for the travel period between March 8 and September 30, the airline said in a statement.

 

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