India battles coronavirus: Covid-19 cases rise to 78; Kerala tops list with 17

Earlier today, The Minister of Health allayed fears of coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases reached to 78.

India battles coronavirus: Covid-19 cases rise to 78; Kerala tops list with 17
India battles coronavirus: Covid-19 cases rise to 78; Kerala tops list with 17.

But later number of cases of coronavirus COVID-19 touches 78 with fresh cases reported in today evening in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Ladakh and Andhra Pradesh, as Andhra Pradesh reports its first case of coronavirus, while with most numbers of cases 17 Kerala tops the list.  Fortunately, no death has been reported in India due to coronavirus so far but increasing numbers  causing the increase of fears for the citizens.

Out of those 78 numbers of cases 17 people are foreign nationals and the rest are Indians. In Haryana 14 foreign nationals tested positive, whereas Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have detected 12 and 10 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 respectively. 

The Indian Government has cancelled all the visas with the exception of those for, diplomatic, UN or International bodies, official and employment purposes. Coronavirus has been declared “pandemic” by the WHO.

The coronavirus outbreak could bring halt in Indian travel, tourism and  aviation industry within next 10 days. According to industry experts with the Government’s decision of suspending visas for a month could cause the economic effect of Rs-85-billion. 

Ministry of Internal Affairs advised against conducting Indian Premier League (IPL) matches which are scheduled to start on 29th  of this month.

Joint Secretary of Union Health Minister during its press briefing clarified that vaccines will take at least 2 years to be developed and there is no community transmission in India as of now. The Ministry also said that there is not need to panic, mask is not always needed.