Bengaluru, Pune coronavirus cases take India toll to 47

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Bengaluru, Pune coronavirus cases take India toll to 47
Bengaluru, Pune coronavirus cases take India toll to 47

New Delhi : A Bengaluru resident, who had recently gone to the United States, has been tested positive for coronavirus; two more people have been tested positive in Pune, taking total toll of coronavirus cases in India to 47.

A man and woman from Pune tested positive for the virus after returning from Dubai. The two are said to be related to each other.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways has temporarily barred travellers from 14 countries including India from Monday as a precaution against coronavirus.

On the other hand, Mizoram will be banning its border with Myanmar and Bangladesh for foreigners to ensure prevention of the spread of novel coronavirus in the state, a top official said on Monday. Mizoram shares 510-km border with Myanmar and a 318-km border with Bangladesh.

A 63-year-old woman in Srinagar, who had travelled to Iran has also been tested positive for coronavirus. She is undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said around 8.74 lakh people coming from foreign countries have been screened. "We have asked states to strengthen laboratories and manpower to effectively deal with coronavirus. States have been asked to form early rapid action team to deal with coronavirus," he said at a press briefing.

The government has decided not to let any foreign cruise ship to dock at Indian ports, news agency ANI reported.

"Delhi Metro coaches and DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) buses are being sanitised. Those who are healthy are not required to wear face-masks," Arvind Kejriwal said after a meeting with Dr Harsh Vardhan.