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Coronavirus Highlights: Threat Of Pandemic Now "Very Real", Says WHO

Coronavirus Updates: 43 samples have tested positive out of the 3,003 samples tested for COVID-19 with 2,694 samples having returned negative results.

Coronavirus Highlights: Threat Of Pandemic Now 'Very Real', Says WHO

Coronavirus In India: The first three cases of virus in India were reported from Kerala. (File)

New Delhi:

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in India now stands at 45, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.

At the airport, number of officials has increased to meet the increasing demand and convenient screening of passengers.

The number of cases of coronavirus has crossed 110,000 people, across the globe. Italy is battling the deadliest outbreak outside China, where the novel coronavirus was first detected.

The World Health Organization warned that there was now a "very real" threat that the global outbreak of the new deadly coronavirus will become a pandemic, but stressed the virus could still be controlled.

"The threat of a pandemic has become very real," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters, while stressing that "it would be the first pandemic in history that can be controlled... we are not at the mercy of the virus".

Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus Outbreak:

Mar 09, 2020 23:21 (IST)
Threat of coronavirus pandemic now "very real": WHO

The World Health Organization warned Monday there was now a "very real" threat that the global outbreak of the new deadly coronavirus will become a pandemic, but stressed the virus could still be controlled.

"The threat of a pandemic has become very real," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters, while stressing that "it would be the first pandemic in history that can be controlled... we are not at the mercy of the virus".
Mar 09, 2020 16:58 (IST)
IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till March 17

IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till March 17 following travel ban imposed by Qatar on Indian nationals, due to coronavirus scare, the airline said in a statement.
Mar 09, 2020 16:53 (IST)
Iran Releases About 70,000 Prisoners

Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi did not specify if or when those released would need to return to jail.
Mar 09, 2020 14:32 (IST)
Coronavirus Spread Dampens Holi, Leaders To Stay Away From Celebrations
The outbreak of the highly contagious Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 has not only led to widespread preventive measures in the country but also political leaders calling off celebration plans of the spring festival of Holi.

Coronavirus Spread Dampens Holi, Leaders To Stay Away From Celebrations

Mar 09, 2020 14:29 (IST)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrives on surprise visit to Kashmir, meets relatives of those stranded in Iran amid #coronavirus outbreak: news agency PTI quoting officials .
Mar 09, 2020 14:28 (IST)
 Germany reports over 1000 cases of coronavirus: news agency AFP
Mar 09, 2020 14:23 (IST)


Meeting underway between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal over Coronavirus.

Mar 09, 2020 14:23 (IST)


An effigy based on the theme of Coronavirus has been put up in Mumbai's Worli, ahead of 'Holika Dahan' today.

Mar 09, 2020 11:56 (IST)
Lakhs On Kerala Streets For Attukal Pongala Despite Coronavirus Fears
Lakhs of women across Kerala have lined up streets to celebrate Attukal Pongala festival, considered as the largest gathering of women, amid renewed fears over coronavirus after six fresh cases were confirmed in the state since Sunday. Several women - participating in the festivity - were seen wearing masks.

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Mar 09, 2020 11:48 (IST)
Karnataka Hunts For Man Who Returned From Dubai, Skipped Coronavirus Test
A search is on for a passenger who arrived in Karnataka's Mangaluru from Dubai on Sunday evening, who reportedly showed symptoms linked to coronavirus but skipped a hospital visit for tests.

Karnataka Hunts For Man Who Returned From Dubai, Skipped Coronavirus Test
Mar 09, 2020 10:59 (IST)
63-Year-Old Tests Positive For Coronavirus In J&K, Had History Of Travel To Iran
A 63-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu, making her the first confirmed case in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday.

The woman, who had a travel history to Iran, was among two patients who were declared "high viral load cases" by the administration on the weekend.

63-Year-Old Tests Positive For Coronavirus In J&K, Had History Of Travel To Iran
Mar 09, 2020 10:58 (IST)

Mar 09, 2020 10:47 (IST)
63-Year-Old Woman Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Jammu And Kashmir

A 63-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus, making her the first confirmed case in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday.

The woman, who had a travel history to Iran, was among two patients who were declared "high viral load cases" by the administration on the weekend.

They are undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital and are in a stable condition, the officials said.
Mar 09, 2020 10:38 (IST)
Kerala Child, 3, Who Had Been To Italy, Is India's 40th Coronavirus Case
A three-year-old in Kerala has tested positive for the rapidly spreading coronavirus, taking the total number of affected people in the country to 40.

The child had travelled to Italy along with his parents and had returned last Saturday.

The family underwent thermal screening at the Kochi airport soon after they landed.

Kerala Child, 3, Who Came From Italy, Is India's 40th Coronavirus Case
Mar 09, 2020 10:22 (IST)
Odisha Gets Testing Facility For Coronavirus

A testing facility for detection of novel coronavirus was unveiled in a government-run medical research unit here, though no positive case of the disease has been found so far in Odisha, a senior official said.

The coronavirus testing facility is now available in the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), and the first sample has already been tested at the institute, which was found to be negative, health department's secretary Nikunja Bihari Dhal said.

Mar 09, 2020 10:17 (IST)
Crude Oil Plunges 30%, Biggest Drop In 29 Years, After Saudi Arabia Cuts Prices
Crude oil fell by the most since 1991 on Monday after Saudi Arabia started a price war with Russia by slashing its selling prices and pledging to unleash its pent-up supply onto a market reeling from falling demand because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Crude Oil Plunges 30%, Biggest Drop In 29 Years, After Saudi Arabia Cuts Prices


Mar 09, 2020 09:46 (IST)
Sensex, Nifty Drop 3% As Coronavirus Fears Hurt Global Markets

Domestic stock markets suffered sharp losses in early trade on Monday with benchmark indices slumping nearly 3 per cent, tracking a selloff in global markets as investors panicked about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic amid fears of recession.
Mar 09, 2020 09:39 (IST)
3-year-old in Kerala with history of travel to Italy tests positive for coronavirus; 40th case in India.
Mar 09, 2020 08:59 (IST)
Qatar Bans Arrivals From 14 Countries Over Coronavirus Fears
Qatar has temporarily barred travellers from 14 countries from March 9 as a precaution against the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the government announced on Sunday.

The ban covers China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.

Qatar Bans Arrivals From 14 Countries Over Coronavirus Fears
Mar 09, 2020 08:48 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to meet Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today at Nirman Bhawan: news agency ANI
Mar 09, 2020 08:19 (IST)
Asia Stocks Plunge On Coronavirus Fears, Free-Fall In Oil Prices
Stock markets plunged around Asia on Monday, as panic selling set in with traders fretting over the economic impact of the new coronavirus and digesting a free-fall in the oil price.

Asia Stocks Plunge On Virus Fears, Oil Prices
Mar 09, 2020 08:18 (IST)
Saudi-Returned Man Dies Likely Of Diabetes In Bengal, Samples Sent For Coronavirus Test

A diabetic man died in the isolation ward of a hospital in West Bengal's Murshidabad on Sunday, a day after he was admitted there with suspected symptoms of coronavirus following his return from Saudi Arabia.

According to doctors, he was admitted to the hospital with fever, cough and cold.

Though test results of his blood and swab samples for novel coronavirus were awaited, it can be said that the man died probably of diabetes, Director of Health Services Ajay Chakraborty told PTI.
Mar 09, 2020 08:17 (IST)
Ladakh Man Who Travelled To Iran Dies Of Symptoms Linked To Coronavirus

A 76-year-old man who recently returned from a trip to Iran has died in Ladakh after showing symptoms associated with the coronavirus outbreak.

He was a former policeman and was admitted to a hospital on Saturday night and his death has prompted authorities to take precautions including cordoning off his village. COVID-19 test results are awaited
Mar 09, 2020 08:16 (IST)
  • Five of a family tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala
  • The state health minister said three of the affected persons returned from Italy and did not declare it at the airport
  • All five are in hospital under observation