COVID19: Indian cases cross 70
Fresh cases of Coronavirus have been reported from India touching the positive cases to more than 70, out of which two have been reported from Mumbai and 11 overall from Maharashtra.
The government has restricted entry and exit in the country for a month as a precaution. This means nobody is allowed to travel abroad and if someone from outside comes to India, they would have to stay in special hospital for at least 14 days.
The World Health Organisation has declared the virus as pandemic. (Read what is pandemic here)
Many universities in the US have asked the students to leave for home as the classes would now be taken online. The US has seen virus cases cross 1,000 mark, and more than 40 deaths were reported.
In the UK also, travel restrictions are in place. Eight people were reported dead in England with more than 460 cases.
Italy and Iran continue to bear the brunt with maximum deaths and many cases. Both countries are in the state of lockdown. More than 800 people died in Italy with more than 12,000 cases reported. In Iran, more than 9,000 cases and more than 350 deaths were reported.
Overall, more than 1,25,000 cases have been reported from all over the world with more than 4,600 deaths due to the virus.
But don’t panic
Personal hygiene is the best way to beat the virus. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice), don’t touch your face and drink lots of water. Sun is the best sanitiser. Play in the sun for at least 10 minutes in a day to kill all those germs.