Coronavirus outbreak Highlights: The Kerala government on Sunday warned of strict action, including prosecution, against those hiding overseas travel history in view of the three fresh coronavirus patients not disclosing their visit to Italy. With five fresh cases being reported this morning, the total count in the country climbed to 39 today.
The Health department warning said, failure to inform authorities would be considered a crime, as the state police separately said it was “illegal and punishable” to hide such information. Arunachal Pradesh too stepped up its security measures and has banned foreigners from entering the state in view of the outbreak, PTI reported.
Break up of total COVID-19 cases in India
➡ Kerala: Eight positive coronavirus cases. Three of the five new patients travelled from Italy, two were in contact with them. Three others who were previously infected have been discharged
➡ Ladakh: Two persons tested positive. They have a travel history to Iran
➡ Tamil Nadu: One person, who has a travel history to Oman, has contracted the disease
➡ Delhi: Three confirmed cases. One of the infected persons has travelled from Italy, another from Malaysia
➡ Agra: Six family members of a Delhi patient tested positive
➡ Rajasthan: Sixteen Italian tourists in Jaipur and one Indian who accompanied them got the infection
➡ Ghaziabad: One man who returned from Tehran contracted the disease
➡ Telangana: One who tested positive has Dubai travel history, Singapore contact
➡ World: 1,05,836 Coronavirus cases reported across the world which included 3,595 deaths across 95 countries.
Globally, Bangladesh on Sunday confirmed its first three cases according to a Dhaka Tribune report. In Iran, 49 new deaths were reported, making it the highest single-day death toll since the outbreak in the Islamic Republic, according to news agency AFP. In China, 10 people were killed after a hotel which was being used as a quarantine facility collapsed, late last evening. At least 23 people are still feared trapped under the debris as evaucation process is underway.