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India reports its first coronavirus fatality

India reports its first coronavirus fatality

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The 74-year-old patient died from coronavirus in India, making it the country’s first fatality. The patient had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.

70 cases have been reported in India so far. New Dehli’s has reported six cases, while the state of Kerala was hit the worst with 17 cases.

What is the course of action of Indian authorities?

To contain the viral outbreak, India has ordered the closure of schools, theatres and cinemas in New Delhi for the rest of the month.

The Indian government has also imposed a travel ban by suspending all tourist visas until April 15. The travellers, including Indian nationals, returning from seven virus-hit countries will be quarantined for 14 days.

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