Covid Update: Death toll raises 3 while 137 tested positive

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The death toll caused by the Covid19 has reached 3 lives in India while at least 137 have been tested positive.

TELANGANA

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Telangana too has recorded 5 positive cases of Covid19 while deaths reported nil on Tuesday. The state government has imposed a carpet ban on all kinds of public gatherings including marriages, seminar, meetings, conferences etc. till March 31. The city has come to standstill with people remaining indoors resulting in the poor business by all commercial establishments including malls, multiplexes, bars, pubs, clubs etc.

Meanwhile, human rights Commission in the state has decided to take up the cases without any court hearing received either through the postal or through in-person until April 9 and appealed to the complainants to send in their requests only through the post.

MAHARASHTRA

Maharashtra emerged as the new epicentre for the deadly Covid19 with a 64-year-old man from Mumbai became the first victim of coronavirus in the state as the number of positive cases reached 41 on Tuesday.

According to India TV report, 3 people tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district on Tuesday while reports of three others were awaited. 88 people were in quarantine in Yavatmal, comprising 67 with a history of foreign travel and 21 who had come in close contact with them.

INDIAN RAILWAYS

The Indian Railways, on Tuesday, cancelled 71 trains due to low occupancy in different zones from March 18 to April 1. Central Railway cancelled 23 trains, followed by South Central Railway cancelling 29 trains, Western Railways cancelling 10 trains and South Eastern Railways cancelling nine trains from March 18 to April 1.

KARNATAKA

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 went up to 11 with one death reported on Tuesday. According to our correspondent, a 67-year-old woman and resident of Bengaluru was tested positive after she had returned from Dubai via Goa last week. She was a chronic kidney patient by then and has been in strict home quarantine since coming to Bengaluru. The authorities identified 21 people in her contacts including five of her family members they were put under strict home quarantine. Earlier on Monday, three others, including a doctor who had treated the country’s first coronavirus fatality, tested positive.

NEW DELHI

At least 8 positive cases detected in Delhi so far, including one death. According to fresh reports on Tuesday, two people who returned from Italy this week who were staying at an ITBP quarantine facility tested positive for coronavirus. Both of them have been shifted to Safdarjung hospital.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police on Tuesday appealed protesters at Shaheen Bagh to end their demonstration and vacate the site. Police held a meeting with the protesters on Monday and Tuesday but nothing came out of it.

UTTAR PRADESH

According to the latest update from the Health Ministry, 14 positive cases have been reported so far from Uttar Pradesh. On Tuesday, the state government announced that all schools, colleges, cinema halls will remain closed in the state till April 2. All educational institutions and cinema halls have been ordered to remain shut till March 31. All tourist places too will be shut till April 2. Competitive and other examinations also stand postponed.