Coronavirus Highlights: The Ministry of Health in a press conference said that the passengers travelling from European Union countries, European Free Trade Association, Turkey, and UK to India have been prohibited from March 18. The announcement comes on a day when the active coronavirus cases in India rose to 114, with one new case reported from Ladakh, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kerala each. It added that the travel restrictions have been further tightened to prevent spread of COVID-19 from high-risk areas. Get your FAQs answered here
In Maharashtra, a three-year-old girl is the first child to test positive for the coronavirus. She contracted it from her father. On the other hand, the Telangana government on Monday said that the passengers arriving in Hyderabad, either Indian or foreigners, from countries like China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, France, Germany, Spain in direct flights or via hubs like Dubai, Abu Dhabi etc, having a travel history to these countries after February 15 will be quarantined for 14 days in view of the rising cases of the novel coronavirus disease.
Meanwhile, Mainland China reported an overall drop in the new coronavirus infections on Sunday with just 16 new cases. So far, the coronavirus has claimed more than 5,800 lives across the world while the total number of cases have exceeded 1,68,000.