Updates on Coronavirus: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Say They Are Taking ‘One Day At A Time’; Indian Army Postpones All Recruitment Rallies; India-South Africa ODI Series Cancelled And More…

In the wake of coronavirus scare, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday decided to close all educational institutions in the state till March 22. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a high-level meeting. A total of 81 positive cases of Coronavirus have been reported so far in India. Let’s have a look at the updates on Coronavirus around the world:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed a video conference of SAARC leaders to chalk out a joint strategy to fight coronavirus and set an example for the world.

“I would like to propose that the leadership of SAARC nations chalk out a strong strategy to fight coronavirus. We could discuss, via video conferencing, ways to keep our citizens healthy,” he said.

“Our planet is battling the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. At various levels, governments and people are trying their best to combat it,” Modi said on Twitter.

The number of coronavirus patients in the country is 81, including the death of a 76-year-old man in Karnataka, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

The man from Kalaburagi had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.

Delhi has reported six positive cases and Uttar Pradesh 10 so far.

Karnataka has five coronavirus patients, Maharashtra 11 and Ladakh three.

Besides, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have reported one case each.

Kerala has recorded 17 cases, including three patients who were discharged last month after they recovered from the contagious infection with flu-like symptoms.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said the government has earmarked Rs 200 crore to combat the coronavirus threat in the state.

All educational institutions will remain closed in the state till March 31 except for holding examinations, the chief minister said in a statement in the state Assembly here

The Delhi government has stopped all sports gathering, including the Indian Premier League 2020, in the national capital amid the coronavirus threat, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.

Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murty has urged the Karnataka government to take steps to shut malls and theatres, saying the coronavirus multiplies in air-conditioned areas. In a letter to the government, she said preventive measures should be taken to control the spread of coronavirus before it gets worse.

Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson on Friday gave a health update from coronavirus quarantine, saying they are taking it “one day at a time”.

The couple, who is in isolation at a hospital in the state of Queensland in Australia, said they are being well cared for.

Google confirmed on Friday that an employee of its Bengaluru office has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Delhi government has ordered the shutting of all public swimming pools in the city with immediate effect till March 31 in wake of coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Friday.

Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for novel coronavirus, his office has said, while assuring the public that the Canadian prime minister is fine.

Top shuttlers from across the world have hit out at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for taking the novel coronavirus outbreak “too lightly” and putting them at “risk” by going ahead with its international tournaments

The Indian Army has postponed all recruitment rallies by a month, and has asked its personnel to travel only for essential duties in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, army sources said on Friday.

India’s ODI series against South Africa stood cancelled, the IPL was pushed back by a fortnight while there were postponements galore in other sports as the COVID-19 pandemic threw the country’s sporting calendar into unprecedented disarray

Several states across India went into battle mode to contain the spread of COVID-19, shutting down schools, theatres and colleges, and many public events, including the IPL, were postponed as the Union Health ministry on Friday put the number of cases at 81. The tally of 81, seven more since Thursday night, includes a 76-year-old man from Karnataka who became the country’s first coronavirus fatality and 17 foreign nationals, Health Ministry officials said




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