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Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates

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Written by Akash Sharma

Over 80,000 cases have been reported in mainland China, but the number of cases outside of the country now exceeds that figure, with more than 425,000 affected in over 150 countries worldwide. There have been in excess of 18,500 deaths so far.

1. Journalist At Kamal Nath’s Presser Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Madhya Pradesh government said that a journalist who went to previous chief minister Kamal Nath’s public interview on 20 March has tried positive for coronavirus and prompted every single other participant to “quickly” self-isolate and avoid their relatives.

 

2. Indigo, Spicejet Suspend Operations Till 14 April

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Commercial airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet on Wednesday issued statements saying that all their operations were cancelled till 14 April, in view of the 21-day complete lockdown ordered by the Centre to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

While IndiGo said that the reimbursement for the cancelled flights will be kept in the form of a ‘credit shell’ and can be used for booking flights before 30 September 2020, SpiceJet said that the credit amount must be exhausted before 28 February.

 

3. People Practice Social Distancing Across India

4eople on Wednesday practiced social distancing in various parts of India, including Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday had appealed to people to maintain social distancing to combat COVID-19.

 

4. Harvard President, Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

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Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow said he and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus. “We started experiencing symptoms on Sunday—first coughs then fevers, chills, and muscle aches—and contacted our doctors on Monday,” he said in a statement to the Harvard community Tuesday. “We were tested yesterday and just received the results a few minutes ago.”

Bacow said he’s not sure how he and his wife contracted the virus, but said “far fewer people crossed our paths recently than is usually the case” as they both began working from home on 14 March.”

 

5. Prince Charles Test Positive For Covid-19

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The Prince of Wales, Charles has tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday, BBC reported.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus. Clarence House said Charles and Camilla were now self-isolating at Balmoral, adding the prince “has been working at home throughout the last few days”.

Charles is next in line of succession. The Queen of England, however, has not tested positive for the virus.

 

6. Vivo Donates Over 1 Lakh Masks To Maharashtra Healthcare Workers

Cell phone creator Vivo India on Wednesday gave more than one lakh covers to medicinal services laborers in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra announced five new coronavirus cases since Tuesday evening, taking the quantity of cases in the state to 116, the most elevated in the nation up until this point.

“Because of the current COVID-19 episode, Vivo, the worldwide cell phone brand today gave one lakh clinical veils to Government of Maharashtra. The organization additionally gave 5,000 N-95 veils that are intended to channel airborne particles,” Vivo said in an announcement.

 

7. Tokyo Olympics 2020 Postponed Until 2021; To Be Branded ‘tokyo 2020’

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Japan and the Olympics movement decided on Tuesday to delay this year’s Tokyo Games into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis obliterated the world’s last major imminent sporting event.

It was the first time in the Olympics’ 124-year history that they had been postponed, though they were cancelled outright several times during the two 20th century World Wars.

After a call with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the 24 July 24-9 August event would be rescheduled for the summer of 2021 at the latest as proof of victory over the coronavirus.

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