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Coronavirus Highlights: West Bengal reports first COVID-19 case; GoAir suspends international operations for one month

Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its impact.

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across at least 155 countries. There are at least 137 active reported cases of novel coronavirus in India right now. The Union Health Ministry has said that 13 people have recovered so far, but three have died. The third death was reported from Mumbai today.

Globally, there have been over 1.82 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 7,100 people have died so far — majority of them in China. However, infections have steadily risen in Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain and the United States. The outbreak is having a major impact on global economy and the stock market. Catch the updates here:
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  • March 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in J&K LIVE Updates | Shahid Choudhary, District Magistrate/Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: Entry of all foreign tourists in Kashmir has been banned as a precautionary measure.

  • March 17, 2020 10:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Army sources to news agency ANI: An Army officer and one woman have been put under self-quarantine at a military institute in Pune after certain symptoms were observed. If required, their tests for Coronavirus would be conducted.

  • March 17, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Delhi Police issues 'appeal' asking people to remain indoor as far as possible and not come outside for leisure in view of COVID-19. 

  • March 17, 2020 10:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | First positive case of Coronavirus confirmed in West Bengal. The 18-year-old has travel history to United Kingdom. He is kept in isolation.

  • March 17, 2020 09:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Indigo statement: As per the DGCA advisory to restrict international traffic from Turkey and Malaysia, IndiGo will be cancelling its flights between Delhi-Istanbul and Chennai-Kuala Lumpur from March 18, 2020 until March 31, 2020.

    The airline has already cancelled flights between Bangalore-Kuala Lumpur until March 31, 2020 and Delhi-Kuala Lumpur until April 30, 2020. These are purely temporary and precautionary measures. We understand that these measures will cause inconvenience to our customers and we will be refunding the full amount to the impacted passengers.

  • March 17, 2020 09:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Telangana LIVE Updates | Dr. Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health & Family Welfare, Telangana: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has ordered to set up quarantine and isolation wards near Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad for the traveller's from Middle East and European Countries. Passengers would be counselled and quarantined immediately after their arrival at Hyderabad's airport which includes all passengers (Indians and foreign nationals) from China, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea, France, Germany and Spain.

  • March 17, 2020 08:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | South Central Railway: Due to poor patronization as a result of Coronavirus, following 17 trains have been cancelled.

  • March 17, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs: Government of India deputes 30 officers of Joint Secretary and above level, to assist state Governments in effective management of Coronavirus. 

  • March 17, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    In this picture from ANI: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla held a meeting with officers of concerned agencies to take stock of the preparedness to monitor and control the spread of Coronavirus in Parliament House Complex.