New Delhi: coronavirus victims reached up to 29 in India, twenty-three new, positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been found in India. On Wednesday, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said that “There is one patient in Delhi, one in Telangana and six in Agra who have tested positive for COVID-19. Apart from these, 16 Italian nationals have tested positive for the disease. The driver of the group of Italian nationals, who were touring in Jaipur, has also tested positive,”.
Among the twenty-three new, positive cases One of them is the wife of an Italian tourist who has already tested positive in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Six family members of a Delhi coronavirus patient have been infected. it includes 14 Italians and one Indian have tested positive at an Indo-Tibetan Border Police quarantine facility. One person is a Paytm employee.
The government announced that from now universal screening will be done for all passengers flying into India from abroad. Earlier, only passengers coming in from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia were being checked. All government departments will consult the health ministry before organizing conferences and international meets in the country in the coming days.
As Holi is on March 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, BJP president J.P. Nadda and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that ” They would not celebrate the festival of colours or hold any Holi Milan gathering”. President Ram Nath Kovind’s office also commits the same as that of our PM’s stand that ” Rashtrapati Bhavan will not hold any Holi gathering”.