276 Indians have been infected from COVID-19 abroad — 255 in Iran, 12 in the UAE, 5 in Italy, and one each in Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Kuwait, and Hong Kong. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday evening about the COVID-19 outbreak and on ways to contain it, as 18 fresh coronavirus positive cases were detected in the country on Wednesday. The Ministry of Health’s website states that as of 9.00 AM on Thursday, there were 151 ‘active’ cases of COVID-19 in the country, with 14 people having been treated and discharged so far, and with three death recorded.
In total, 169 cases have so far been recorded in the country — comprising 141 Indians, and 25 foreigners. Of the 126 cases, at 42 – the highest number of cases have been seen in Maharashtra, followed by Kerala at 25 and Uttar Pradesh at 16. Karnataka has seen 14 cases, Delhi has recorded 11, and Union Territory of Ladakh has recorded 8 cases.
The Indian Railways informed that 60 per cent tickets have been cancelled so far in March so far due to the threat of coronavirus.