Fourth death as India decides to shut itself from the world starting Sunday

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India on Thursday recorded its fourth coronavirus death – a 70-year-old diabetic patient from Punjab – on a day when the government decided to bar international travel for a week from March 22. Those above 65 and children below 10 were also advised stay at home.

This on a day when the number of cases in India rose to 182 after eight more new infections were reported from various parts of the country.

While Uttar Pradesh reported three cases followed by two in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh recorded one case each.

A 23-year-old Chandigarh woman who tested positive today has travel history to the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) postponed class 10th and 12th exams in view of coronavirus. They have informed that revised dates will be announced later.

The government had on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that as many as 276 Indians abroad have tested positive for coronavirus. The list includes 255 pilgrims in Iran.

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