AGENCIES, New Delhi: Another coronavirus death has been reported from Punjab on Thursday, taking the toll to four in the country. The number of those infected climbed to 183. The Punjab government has reacted immediately, shutting down all road transport in the state.
With this, the country went into a self-quarantine mode. The Centre asked 50 per cent of its employees to work out of hone and states have been advised to enfore the rule in the private sector. Foreign flights into the country have been barred for a week and all CBSE and ISC examinations have been postponed.
In Noida, the number of COVID-19 vases rose to four and the police have imposed Section 144 to prohibit mass gatherings till April 5. Meanwhile, the coronavirus has killed three people in the country — one in Karnataka, Delhi and Maharashtra.
On Thursday at 8 pm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation over COVID-19 outbreak.
In its fight of coronavirus, the government has already closed down schools, colleges, universities, gyms. And now, the government has ordered the rescheduling of CBSE, JEE, ISC, ICSE and university exams after March 31. The revised dates for the examination will be notified later.
In the meantime, in Rajasthan, a family of three tested positive of COVID-19. A couple in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu and their three-year-old daughter who returned from Italy 10 days ago have tested positive for coronavirus. Soon after the family tested positive, chief minister Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government has imposed Section 144 which prohibits the gathering of more than four persons in the state till March 31.
After Bengal recorded its first coronavirus patient, Bengaluru also reported three coronavirus patients on one day. Now, Karnataka’s total COVID-19 cases are 14.
As the country continues its combat against the deadly coronavirus, a suspected COVID-19 patient has committed suicide at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.