Corona Virus Covid 19


What are impacts ?

Everything is closing down.
A panic type situation is going on.
All infected ones are kept in quarantine for 14 days atleast.


Ministry of Health on Coronavirus update :

Important decisions taken at the 2nd meeting of GoM on #COVID19 today.

1. All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

2. Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till April 15th 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

At 12am..india effectively closing the borders to all foreign passports

Oci holders beware..its for all.. except indian passports..border closed for all oci..

*_3. Any foreign national who intends to travel to India for compelling reason may contact the nearest Indian Mission._*

*_4. All incoming travelers, including Indians, arriving from or having visited China,Italy,Iran,Republic of Korea, France, Spain & Germany after 15th Feb, 2020 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days._*

*The above will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.*

*_5. Incoming travelers, including Indian nationals, are advised to avoid non-essential travel and are informed that they can be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days on their arrival in India._*

*_6. Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. On their return, they can be subjected to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days._*

*_7. International traffic through land borders will be restricted to Designated check posts with robust screening facilities. These will be notified separately by M/o Home Affairs._*

*_8. Provision for testing primarily for students/compassionate cases in #Italy Italy to be made and collection for samples to be organized accordingly. Those tested negative will be allowed to travel and will be quarantined on arrival in India for 14 days._*


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The Helpline Number for corona-virus : +91-11-23978046

The Helpline Numbers of States & Union Territories for corona-virus

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  1. Total number of passengers screened at airport : 11,14,025
  2. Total number of confirmed COVID 2019 cases across India * : 74
    (including foreign nationals, as on 12.03.2020 at 06:00 PM)
    State/UT wise list of COVID confirmed cases.
    S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases (Indian National)Total Confirmed cases ( Foreign National )Cured
    6Uttar Pradesh1010
    7Union Territory of Ladakh300
    8Tamil Nadu100
    9Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir100
    13Andhra Pradesh100
    Total number of confirmed cases in India57173
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Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading
  • Follow the guidance outlined above.
  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

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Delhi govt declares coronavirus an epidemic, cinema halls shut till March 31
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that all cinema halls in Delhi will remain shut till March 31.

Pankaj Jain New Delhi
March 12, 2020
UPDATED: March 12, 2020 21:43 IST

Delhi govt declares coronavirus an epidemic, cinema halls shut till March 31

Delhi government's decision came in view of rising coronavirus scare across world | PTI photo for representation

  • Arvind Kejriwal said all cinema halls in Delhi will remain shut till March 31
  • Delhi government said all schools and colleges through with examss to remain shut till March 31
  • Decision came in view of rising coronavirus scare around the world

The Delhi government on Thursday declared coronavirus or Covid-19 an epidemic in the national capital and issued orders to shut down all cinema halls in Delhi till March 31.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that all cinema halls in Delhi will remain shut till the end of the month.
The decision came in the view of rising coronavirus scare not just in Delhi but around the world.
The Delhi government said that all schools and colleges, that are through with their examinations, are to remain shut till March 31 as well.
Delhi government is stepping up preparedness measures and will increase the number of beds in hospitals to better deal with coronavirus outbreak.
According to the Delhi government, they are ready to install over 500 beds in various Delhi hospitals.
Orders to sanitise all public places like government and private offices, shops, malls, on a regular basis have been issued by the Delhi government in the wake of coronavirus.


#CoronaVirus declared as an epidemic in Delhi

● Cinema halls in Delhi to remain shut till March 31.

● All schools and colleges in Delhi except in those where exams are on to remain closed till March 31.

● Disinfecting all public places, Govt & Pvt offices made compulsory.
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The mother of a 46-year-old man, who tested positive for novel coronavirus, has also been detected with the virus, making her the sixth patient in the national capital, officials said on Thursday.
The woman is aged 69 years and is admitted to RML Hospital. Her son has a history of travel to Japan, Geneva and Italy. They are residents of West Delhi's Janakpuri.

Eight other members of their family were found to be asymptomatic.
India's efforts to deal with coronavirus are in consonance with WHO and the focus is on preventive approach. Over 1,500 people are under observation for coming in contact with 73 positive cases of coronavirus, ministry officials said at a press conference.
Till now, 10.5 lakh people have been screened at 30 designated airports in India, said officials.
When questioned whether high temperature kills coronavirus, the officials said there is no study or evidence to suggest that.
They also said that the ICMR will start surveillance to examine whether any infected person has been left undetected.

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Coronavirus in India: Tracking country's first 50 COVID-19 cases; what numbers tell
The first 50 COVID-19 cases in India were reported in a span of 41 days and were spread in 12 states and 18 cities/districts.

Mukesh Rawat
New DelhiMarch 12, 2020UPDATED: March 12, 2020 19:30 IST

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The first coronavirus case in India was reported on January 30 in Thrissur district of Kerala. (Photo: PTI)

On March 10, India reported six new cases of COVID-19 from Maharashtra and Karnataka--two states that had so far remained untouched by the coronavirus outbreak in India. With this, the overall number of COVID-19 cases in India touched 50. Of these 50 cases, three have been cured and discharged while the remaining are active cases.
Four of the six COVID-19 cases that were reported on March 10 were detected in Bengaluru, and two in Pune. All these patients had a travel history to the US or Dubai--two locations where coronavirus cases have been on a rise.
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The 50th COVID-19 case in India was reported 41 days after the first case was reported in Kerala on January 30. The first patient was a student studying at a university in Wuhan, China (the epicentre of the global coronavirus outbreak) and was spending her vacation at her home in Thrissur district.

In a span of four days, two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala. They too were students who had returned from China on vacation.
With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India crossing 50, we take a look at the first 50 cases to understand the geographical spread of coronavirus outbreak in India and the possible manner in which these patients contracted the viral infection.

Geographical spread: 50 cases, 12 states & 18 cities
As on March 10, 13 states and Union territories in India had reported at least one COVID-19 case--Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, J&K and Ladakh. A further breakdown of the spread shows that the first 50 cases were reported from 19 cities/districts.

The map below depicts the geographical spread of the coronavirus outbreak in India.


The storymap below gives a gist of the cases reported in each city/district and whether the patient(s) had any travel history to a coronavirus-hit country or whether they contracted COVID-19 locally.

Transmission: The travel history of COVID-19 cases
Our analysis of the first 50 COVID-19 cases shows that a majority of them had a travel history to a country that was already affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Analysing statements issued by the Union Health Ministry, we found that 39 of the first 50 COVID-19 cases in India had a foreign travel history, while 11 cases contracted the infection through local transmission i.e. in India.
Most of the cases (23) had a travel history to Italy. This included the 16 Italian nationals who tested positive in Jaipur.
Besides this, four COVID-19 cases had a travel history to Iran and an equal number to the US; three cases had a travel history to China and an equal number to Dubai; one patient had travelled to Oman and one to Thailand and Singapore.

Meanwhile, the 11 cases that contracted the viral infection in India included:
  • Six cases in Agra (who had come in touch with a Delhi patient);
  • Two cases in Kerala (who had come in touch with their three family members who had returned from Italy);
  • One case in Jaipur (the driver hired by the Italian group);
  • One case in Delhi (a woman who got infected after coming in contact with a patient at a Gurgaon IT firm);
  • One case in Meerut (who came in touch with the six people tested positive in Agra).
This situation demands caution.
Of the 11 cases of local transmission, 10 were where the patients came in contact with somebody who had travelled abroad. In other words, these patients are the ones who fell ill without having visited any coronavirus-hit country.
Meanwhile, the 11th patient reportedly contracted COVID-19 even though he did not come in contact with anyone who had travelled abroad. This suggests that India has already reached the second stage of infection when the transmission takes place from secondary patients to tertiary patient.
It will be important to see if such cases continue to get reported in the coming weeks.

Timeline of 1st 50 cases

Jan 30
: India's first COVID-19 case reported in Kerala's Thrissur district. The patient, a student in Wuhan, China, was home for vacation. She was immediately put in isolation at General Hospital, Thrissur.

Feb 2: Second COVID-19 case reported in Kerala. This time it is in Alappuzha district and the patient too was a student who had returned home from China for vacation. The patient is admitted to Alappuzha Medical College.

Feb 3: Kerala reports third COVID-19 case and the government immediately declared a state emergency. The case was reported in Kasaragod district and the patient was put in isolation at the district hospital. More than 3,400 people who were suspected to have come in contact with the three patients were put in quarantines to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

March 2: After a nearly month-long gap, two new cases are reported-one each in Delhi and Hyderabad. The patient in Delhi had a travel history to Italy and the one in Hyderabad had a travel history to Dubai. The total number of COVID-19 cases now is 5.

March 3: India reports its sixth COVID-19 case. The patient, an Italian national on a trip to India, was detected in Jaipur and was immediately kept in isolation.

March 4: With 22 new cases in a day, this was the worst day for India with regards to the coronavirus outbreak. The 22 cases included the wife of the Italian tourist who tested positive on March 3, and 14 other members of the tourist group they were part of. All group members were Italians.
Besides them, an Indian driver who was hired by the group also tests positive for COVID-19.
Six COVID-19 cases were also reported in Agra. All of them were people who had been exposed to the Delhi patient detected on March 2.

March 5: An employee with a tech firm in Gurgaon tests positive for COVID-19. He had a travel history to Italy. Another case is reported in the Delhi-NCR (in Ghaziabad); the patient had a travel history to Iran.

March 6: One new case reported in Delhi. The patient, a resident of Uttam Nagar, had a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia. With this, the overall number of COVID-19 cases in India climbs to 31.

March 7: Two COVID-19 cases were reported in Ladakh and one in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The patients in Ladakh had a travel history to Iran and the one in Chennai had a travel history to Oman.

March 8: Kerala sees fresh COVID-19 cases with five people testing positive in Pathanamthitta district. All five cases were from the same family, three of which had a travel history to Italy and two contracted the infection in India.

March 9: India's coronavirus cases mounted further with five new cases being reported in the country. These cases were reported from Jammu, Ernakulam (Kerala), Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Hoshiarpur (Punjab).
Of the five cases, the patient in Delhi did not have any travel history outside India. Health officials said she contracted the viral infection from the techie who tested positive in Gurgaon on March 5.
The three-year-old girl in Ernakulam and the patient in Punjab had a travel history to Italy; the patient in Jammu (a 63-year-old woman) had a travel history to Iran.
News agency PTI in a report said the case in Uttar Pradesh was detected in Meerut and he had come in contact with the six people who tested positive in Agra on March 4.

March 10: Six new cases reported in India -- two in Maharashtra (Pune) and four in Karnataka (Bengaluru) -- taking the total number to 50. Three of the four patients in Bengaluru had a travel history from to the US and Dubai and the fourth had a travel history to the US via Heathrow in London.

The two patients in Pune had a travel history to Dubai.

Precautions you can take
As per WHO, you should observe the following precautions:
  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections
  • Wash hands frequently, especially if there is a direct contact will ill people or exposure to their environment
  • Avoid close contact with live or dead farm and wild animals
  • If you have symptoms of acute respiratory infection, you should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover cough and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing and wash hands).
  • If you are visiting a live animal market, a wet market or any animal product market, practice general hygiene like regular hand washing with soap and potable water after touching animals and animal products.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with hands and avoid any contact with sick animals or spoiled animal products.
  • Avoid consuming raw or undercooked animal products and handle raw meat and milk with care.

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