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Coronavirus affects India

Alexander Alexeenko - 30.03.20

The number of patients with coronavirus in India has exceeded 1 thousand people, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India. According to the ministry, describing situation with coronavirus in India, there are 1,024 people living with coronavirus and 48 foreigners. 96 people recovered and were discharged from hospitals.

The largest number of cases in the state of Maharashtra in the center of the country - 186 people are ill there, followed by the state of Kerala, where 182 cases of the disease were noted. Following the number of cases, according to the Ministry of Health, is the state of Telangana, where 66 people were infected.

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The death toll from coronavirus in India as of Monday, 30th of March, was 27 people. The Ministry of Health for the first time did not publish data on foreigners who fell ill in India by state, only in the headline of the news, noting that 48 visitors from other countries were sick. Here you can read about transmission mode of COVID-19.

1. Coronavirus in India: nationwide isolation

Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the continuation of nationwide isolation from midnight on March 25 for 21 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities urged residents not to take to the streets for any reason, limited public transport, metro and railways. An exception will be made only for the police, doctors, fire and communal services, telecommunications and postal services, journalists, online sales of food and medicine. The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 with a pandemic.

2.Quarantine continuation: curb the spread coronavirus in India

The government of India has denied rumors about the extension of quarantine, calling such messages baseless.

"There are rumors and media reports claiming that the government will extend the 21-day isolation when it expires. The cabinet secretary denied these reports and said that they were baseless," - the government press service said in a statement.

On March 23, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of nationwide isolation for 21 days, until April 14. The authorities urged residents of the country not to take to the streets for good reason, limited the work of public transport, taxi services, metro and railways. As a result, thousands of shops and enterprises were suspended in India, and the people who worked there were forced to get home. The situation is complicated by the fact that the authorities ordered to close the borders between states to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You can drive only with the permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs or a number of other departments. Also, until April 14, all domestic and international passenger flights are prohibited.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his monthly radio address, apologized to the nation for the "difficult decision" to introduce an isolation regime and stressed the need to comply with restrictions, saying that those who violate them "play with their own life." According to the Ministry of Health of India, on Sunday morning, there are 979 patients in the country, their number increased by 70 people per day. The number of people who have recovered has also increased - 87 people have won the disease. 25 people died from coronavirus.

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"I apologize to the nation for making some difficult decisions that caused inconvenience to the common man. But I had to take these measures to ensure your protection," Modi said during a speech broadcast by Indian television channels.

Modi announced on March 23 an extension of nationwide isolation for 21 days, until April 14. The authorities urged residents of the country not to take to the streets, to limit the work of public transport, taxi services, metro and railways. As a result, thousands of shops and enterprises were suspended in India, and the people who worked for them were trying to get home. The situation is complicated by the fact that the authorities ordered to close the borders between states to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You can drive only with the permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs or a number of other departments. Also, until April 14, all domestic and international passenger flights are prohibited.

A number of Indian media outlets reported thousands of people gathering at the Delhi bus station and in Gazipur, near the border with the state of Uttar Pradesh. The authorities of Delhi and the neighboring Uttar Pradesh ordered the allocation of buses that will transport migrants to special camps, where they will live 14 days long in quarantine.

"People probably wonder what kind of prime minister I am ... But isolation is the only solution that is. Many people still challenge isolation ... it's very sad ... Many people around the world have made the same mistake." - said the prime minister.

The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a novel coronavirus infection COVID-19 as a pandemic. According to the Worldometers latest data, as of March 30, more than 724,278 cases of infection have been recorded all over the globe; more than 34,007 people have died. March 19, following the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the State of Israel completely closed the country's borders for foreigners

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