Coronavirus update: 64-year-old from Mumbai is India’s third casualty


India reports third death due to novel coronavirus today as a 64-year-old patient with COVID-19 infection passed away in Mumbai, reported ANI. The patient was admitted to Kasturba hospital in Mumbai.

As of Tuesday, Maharashtra reported a total of 39 COVID-19 cases, highest in the country after Kerala. At present, there are 125 cases of coronavirus in the country.

The first casualty of coronavirus infection was reported in Karnataka. The second patient was a 68-year-old woman in the national capital who died at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital last week.

The rising number of cases has prompted the central government to ban entry of more international passengers coming to the country.

The Centre today restricted the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia to India, according to a travel advisory.

“Travel of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia to India is prohibited with immediate effect,” the travel advisory said.

The additional travel restriction starts with immediate effect and shall remain in force till March 31, the government advisory added.

Amid the coronavirus scare in the state, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code had been implemented in Nagpur and Nashik.

Earlier, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray issued an advisory directing all schools, colleges, cinema halls and malls to remain shut till 31 March. Maharashtra Legislature’s Budget Session was also curtailed by a week. The entry to Mantralaya, the state government headquarters, will be banned till month end. All upcoming local bodies and civic elections have been postponed by three months.

The Maharashtra government announced a ₹45 crore to districts in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has allocated ₹15 crore to the Konkan region, ₹10 crore to Pune and ₹5 crore each to Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik.


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