Coronavirus Updates: India Decides To Treat COVID-19 As A Notified Disaster; Apple Is Closing All Of Its Stores Outside China, And More…

In the wake of coronavirus scare, the Central government on Saturday decided to treat COVID-19 as a notified disaster for the purpose of providing assistance under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). A total of 85 positive cases of Coronavirus have been reported so far in India.

Let’s have a look at the updates on Coronavirus around the world:

The last rites of a 68-year-old woman, who died in the national capital after being infected with coronavirus, were performed on Saturday at the CNG crematorium at Nigambodh ghat here under supervision of medical authorities. Doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here and from MCD oversaw the funeral after the crematorium staff reached out to the authorities seeking directives on ensuring that the infection didn’t spread from the body.

Swimming pools in Noida and Greater Noida will remain closed till April 15 as a precautionary measure to check the coronavirus threat, officials said on Saturday. The restriction is applicable on private and public use of swimming pools in schools, colleges, hotels and residential societies, the district administration said in an order.

The Goa government on Saturday announced closure of educational institutes and public places including casinos, swimming pools and pubs in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country till March 31. The order will come into force from Sunday (March 15) midnight

To contain the spread of novel coronavirus, the Army on Saturday reached out to the public in rural areas here to bring about awareness about the disease and appealed to them for their cooperation in tackling the threat.

An Indian national in Rwanda has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the east African country, health officials said on Saturday. The country’s health ministry, in a statement, said that the Indian citizen arrived here from Mumbai on March 8.

Yash Raj Films on Saturday announced that the release of their upcoming movie “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar” has been delayed amid growing concerns over coronavirus. The film, directed by Dibakar Banerjee, and starring Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor, was slated to release on March 20

Los Angeles Fashion Week (LAFW) has been postponed amid coronvirus outbreak. The fashion gala, which was scheduled to take place from March 27 to 29, will now be rescheduled for a later date. “We have officially postponed L A Fashion Week due the the effects of the coronavirus as the health and safety of our designers, guests and staff are paramount over everything else

RSS suspends its three-day annual meeting of its highest decision-making body scheduled to begin on Saturday, general secretary Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi says.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu requests Narendra Modi to allow export of masks and pharmaceutical raw materials to Israel during his telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart, media report says.

Apple is closing all of its stores outside China until March 27 in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, CEO Tim Cook said. Cook said the firm had learned from steps taken in China, where the tech giant has just reopened its retail stores. “One of those lessons is that the most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’s transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance,” he said in a statement late Friday

Four Nagpur-based persons, who were kept in an isolation ward at a government-run hospital here for suspected coronavirus infection, returned home even as the hospital staff “requested” them against doing so as their test results were awaited, officials said on Saturday. The incident occurred late on Friday night at the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH),

An American couple, who allegedly gave the slip to police after being admitted to the coronavirus isolation ward of the medical college hospital here following complaints of fever and cough, was traced to Kochi airport and placed under observation. The two were traced late Friday night and admitted to the Kalamassery medical college hospital isolation ward

Delhi AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria: #Coronavirus can not spread through dead bodies. It spreads from respiratory secretion. Coughing is necessary for the spread of this virus. So there is no risk in cremating the infected bodies.

In view of the ongoing Novel Corona Virus outbreak, the BCCI announced that all matches of the Irani Cup, Senior Women’s One-Day Knockout, Vizzy Trophy, Senior Women’s One-Day Challenger, Women’s Under 19 One-Day knockout, Women’s Under 19 T20 League, Super League and knockout, Women’s Under 19 T20  Challenger Trophy, Women’s Under 23 knockout, Women’s Under 23 One-Day Challenger have been put on hold till further notice.

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