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Coronavirus outbreak LIVE | 2 suspected cases in J-K, primary schools shut till March 31



The COVID-19 coronavirus has now killed more than 3,450 people and infected more than 1,00,000 across 92 nations, including 31 people in India since the outbreak first emerged in China in December. China on Saturday reported 28 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, bringing the nationwide toll to 3,070.

Outside of China, Italy has registered the highest number of fatalities, with Friday marking it’s largest daily toll of 49 virus deaths, bringing the total number to 197.

South Korea has the biggest number of cases outside China, with over 6,000 infections and 42 deaths, prompting the country to extend school breaks by three weeks.

Meanwhile, 21 people on board a cruise ship stranded off the coast of San Francisco have tested positive for the new Coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence said. “Among those positive for coronavirus were 19 crew members and two passengers,” said Pence, who has been tasked by President Donald Trump to coordinate the US government’s response to the outbreak.

As the virus continues its global march, the director-general of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told the global community on March 5 that the time had come to “pull out all the stops” to tackle the outbreak.

In India, among the 31 persons are 16 Italian tourists, of which 14 have been shifted from the ITBP facility in Delhi’s Chawla area to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon and an elderly couple are kept in isolation in a Jaipur hospital.

The latest case was reported from Delhi on Friday, where the patient has a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia.

Amid concerns over the outbreak, all primary schools in Delhi will remain closed till March 31 to prevent the possibility of spread of Coronavirus.

India will now screen all international travellers entering the country through airports and ports.

Meanwhile, India has sent a six-member team of scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to Iran to set up a makeshift laboratory so that people can be tested before flying back.

Also, Iranian flight, Mahan Air, is expected to bring swab samples of 300 Indians stranded in the Coronavirus-hit country Saturday afternoon.

Mahan Air would operate the flight to Delhi and would carry Iranians back in the return flight.

There are about 2,000 Indians, mostly from Kargil area of Kashmir, stranded there. They had gone to visit a religious shrine in Iran but got stuck as regular commercial flights were suspended between the two countries following the spread of the virus. Iran reported 17 new deaths on Friday taking the toll in the country to 124.

The Indian government has been working on logistics with Iranian authorities for the return of the stranded citizens.

Meanwhile, almost 2,000 Iranians are currently in India who would be flown back to their country by the ferry hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Assam on high alert

The Assam government on Friday sounded a high alert to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus after the Bhutan government said that an American citizen, who visited the state in India’s northeast before coming to the Himalayan nation, has been hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Search on for missing 495 Iranian tourists in India

A search is underway by the Tourism Ministry to trace 495 tourists from Iran, now missing, after External Affairs Ministry said their whereabouts are not known.

These Iranian tourists who entered the country in February this year are being traced as Iran has recorded one of the highest numbers of coronavirus deaths till hour agoMarch 7, 2020

2 test positive in preliminary test in Punjab

Two men from Punjab’s Amritsar, who returned from Coronavirus-hit Italy on Wednesday, have tested positive for the disease in the preliminary test, doctors at Amritsar’s Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) said on hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Primary schools in J-K closed till March 31

The Jammu and Kashmir administration is closing all primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts till March 31, according to Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning).

Biometric attendance is also suspended till that date, he hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Two suspected cases in J-K

Two people from Jammu and Kashmir are suspected to have novel Coronavirus. Both have a history of travel to Italy and South Korea. The duo had recently fled from a Jammu-based hospital’s isolation ward and had to be brought hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Facebook closes London offices till Monday

Facebook said on Friday it is closing its London offices until Monday after a visiting employee from Singapore was diagnosed with novel Coronavirus. an hour ago March 7, 2020

21 people test positive on ship off San Francisco bay

Twenty-one people on board cruise ship Grand Princess stranded off the coast of San Francisco have tested positive for the new Coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence said.

“Among those positive for coronavirus were 19 crew members and two passengers,” said Pence on Friday, who has been tasked by President Donald Trump to coordinate the US government’s response to the outbreak.

Pence said the ship will be brought to a non-commercial dock this weekend and all 3,533 passengers and crew will be hour ago March 7, 2020

Health Minister to meet PM Modi

A Prime Ministerial meeting will take place today to address the preparation against the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the virus outbreak.

Earlier this week, the health minister told Parliament that the government was taking “all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.”

“The scale and extent of our interventions have increased in alignment with the evolving situation of Covid-19 across the world and India in particular,” he said.

The I&B Ministry will also attend the meeting, apart from other officials.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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