CoronavirusLatest Live Updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said no new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in the last 40 hours. He also said construction workers will be given Rs 5,000 by the Delhi government as their livelihood has been affected. The number of cases in India has risen to 519, the Health Ministry confirmed, adding 470 as active cases. The death toll across the country stands at 10.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 PM today on the coronavirus outbreak.
Centre has also warned of legal action against those violating the lockdown which has been enforced till March 31 to curtail the pandemic. Violators could either face a fine of Rs 1,000 or a jail term of six months if they do not abide by the lockdown orders, the government said. All domestic commercial flights would remain suspended from Wednesday to restrict inter-state movement as a precautionary measure.
Globally, 16,572 people have died due to the pandemic and a total of 381,293 positive cases have been confirmed. While Italy has reported the highest number of deaths at 6,077 and the number of positive cases at 63,927, China has reported 3,153 deaths and 81,514 cases so far. Also, Spain has reported 2,311 deaths, Iran 1,812, France 860 and UK 335.