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Coronavirus: India’s cases jump to 415


The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 415 today after 30 fresh cases were reported, according to the Health Ministry data. The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the seven deaths reported so far. The figure also includes 24 people who have been cured, discharged or migrated, it said.

Maharashtra is worst hit with 89 confirmed cases. Kerala has the second highest number of cases at 67. Delhi has reported 30 positive cases. Telangana has reported 26 cases. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have reported 28 cases so far. In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners.

Apart from these, seven confirmed cases have been reported in West Bengal, three in Uttarakhand, 13 in Ladakh, four in Jammu and Kashmir, five in Chandigarh, seven in Tamil Nadu including two foreigners, 21 in Punjab, one in Puducherry, two in Odisha, six in Madhya Pradesh, two in Himachal, 30 in Gujarat, one in Chhattisgarh, two in Bihar and five in Andhra Pradesh.

The government is taking strict measures to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed seven people. Gujarat, Bihar and Maharahstra reported a death each on Sunday, while four deaths were earlier reported from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, the Health Ministry said.

Eighty cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru went into complete lockdown till 31 March. Trains, metros and inter-state buses have been shut from today, only essential services like milk, vegetables, medicines, grocery and ATMs will be available during the shutdown.

The Centre has issued directions to state governments, asking them to take legal action against those who are found violating the lockdown orders.

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