Coronavirus in India

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4th March 2020

CBSE to allow students to carry masks, hand sanitiser during boards exams

Students appearing for class 10 and 12 board examination will be allowed to carry masks and hand sanitiser in the exam centre in view of coronavirus scare, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Wednesday.

“Face masks and sanitisers may be carried by students in the examination centre,” CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said.

Paytm employee in Gurgaon tests positive for COVID-19

A Paytm employee in Gurgaon has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. It said the employee had recently returned from a vacation in Italy, one of the worst-hit countries from coronavirus.

Paytm has advised all its employees to work from home for the next couple of days while the Gurgaon unit gets sanitised, according to the statement.

3rd March 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted – Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Different ministries and States are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his government’s response to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Air India asked its passengers who travelled on Feb 25th with a person who tested positive for coronavirus, to follow Union health ministry protocols.

Luxury hotel Hyatt Regency in Delhi has quarantined staffers of a restaurant where an infected person had dinner.

The coronavirus scare is now growing in India. Indigo has quarantined its crew who flew a passenger who tested positive for the virus from Dubai to India. TOI.

The Karnataka government has directed school authorities to grant leave to students and staff suffering from cold or fever in the light of renewed coronavirus fears. India Today.

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu has called senior department officials for an emergency meeting in Bangalore.

The health authorities in Telangana are keeping a close watch on relatives of a software engineer who tested positive for COVID-19 and also on the staff of a private hospital who earlier attended on him.

As many as 24 people working with the Bangalore techie, who turned positive for coronavirus on Monday in Hyderabad, have been asked to work from home.

Bangalore apartment where the coronavirus patient stayed is under medical surveillance.

The Karnataka Health Department began a giant task of tracking and identifying all people who could have come in contact with the 25-year-old software engineer from Bangalore who was tested positive for COVID-19. The affected person who is in Telangana now was working in a software company in Bangalore. He had travelled to Dubai for a company meeting and interacted with software engineers from Hong Kong there.

The markets in India witnessed a bloodbath and tanked more than a thousand points as coronavirus fear spooked investors. - HT

The Indian rupee weakened for the third straight session on Monday, falling to its lowers in more than 15 months, after two fresh cases of the Coronavirus were detected in the country. One of the two cases was detected in Delhi while the other was in Telangana. The total number of people who have tested positive in the country is five. The global death toll crossed 3000.  IT

2nd March 2020

Telangana in combat mode after its first COVID-19 case. The coronavirus case was reported from Hyderabad on Monday. The infected person returned from Dubai and tested positive for coronavirus. – The Hindu

Coronavirus threat looms over Bangalore after Hyderabad techie tests positive for COVID-19.