COVID-19: confirmed cases rise to 223 in country

COVID-19: confirmed cases rise to 223 in country

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New Delhi, Mar 20 : The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 223 on Friday evening , according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Twenty-three patients, who have recovered, were discharged, and one of these migrated , the government said. As per the government, total number of passengers screened at airport so far amount to 14,59,993. So far, there have been four reported deaths due to COVID-19 , according to the government data.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during his address to the nation regarding COVID19 requested citizens to stay at home and further urged the entire population to observe 'Janata Curfew' on March 22, Sunday, as a major social distancing measure against the disease. The government has also announced that all international flights will be barred from landing in the country for a week beginning 0001 hours on March 22 up to March 29.

The global death toll on Friday due COVID -19 reached 10048 , while the country has reported four deaths so far due to Coronavirus. The government had on Monday activated a 24x7 toll free national helpline number 1075 for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on COVID19.

Maharashtra remains the state with the maximum reported confirmed cases at 52 of COVID-19 followed by Kerala. Meanwhile, with a view to assessing the economic impact of COVID-19 on the MSME sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a meeting in New Delhi on Friday which was attended by Finance Secretary, Secretary DEA & Secretary MSME. (UNI)