New Delhi, Mar 24 : With the number of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients crossing 500-mark in India, several states of India announced a complete lockdown till the end of the month. However, only few percentage of people are adopting the expedient of staying back at home and started avoiding social interactions to combat the pandemic.
Futhermore, to contain the spread COVID-19 outbreak in India, all integrated check posts (ICPs) at all airports, seaports, land ports, rail ports, and river ports are closed down.
Amid the rise in novel coronavirus cases in the country, the World Health Organisation on Monday lauded the measures taken by the Indian government to contain the disease.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 513. Eleven people have succumbed to the virus till now.
The Centre has asked the states to allow veterinary hospitals, clinics to function amid lockdown.
A 47-year-old woman with no recent history of foreign travel tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of coronavirus cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar district to nine, officials say.
The total number of COVID-19 patients in Gujarat rose to 33 with three more coronavirus positive cases reported in the state, health department sources said .
The Election Commission defered the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for March 26 in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
Indian Railways said it is ensuring uninterrupted supply of essential commodities across the country despite coronavirus pandemic forcing suspension of all passenger services.
A Pune-based firm developed a testing kit for faster confirmation of COVID-19 case.
( With agency inputs)