First two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Mumbai, quarantined at city hospital
Mumbai : Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Mumbai on Wednesday, said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Twitter.
Other than this eight other cases have been reported in Pune, taking the total toll of cases to 10 in Maharashtra and 68 in India.
The Health Ministry on its Wednesday update accounted for only two new cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra.
"2 patients in Mumbai & 8 in Pune have been detected positive for COVID-19(Corona Virus). They’ve been kept in the hospital under observation," Uddhav Thackeray said in a tweet.
Uddhav Thackeray appealed to the people to stay calm and not panic as the situation is under control. He also urged travellers coming from abroad to go for 14-day self quarantine in the houses and avoid meeting people.
"Board exams are on so the schools are functional at the moment, but, if there’s a need the State will issue Holiday," the Maharashtra CM said.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the outbreak a pandemic, saying cases outside China have risen 13-fold over the last two weeks.
More than 1,20,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the world and more than 4500 people have lost their lives to it till date.