The total number of Coronavirus cases rose to 151 in India on Wednesday, Ministry of Health has said. Three people have been reported dead so far, with latest casualty reported from Maharashtra – the worst-hit state.
The Novel Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation with more than 3,000 deaths globally and over 1 lakh confirmed cases.
The government has stopped incoming travel from a number of nations, including the European Union, Malaysia, Philippines and Afghanistan.
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Two US lawmakers on Wednesday were confirmed positive of the coronavirus as the number of deaths due to the deadly virus crossed 150 in America, while about 10,000 people have been infected.
Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida became the first American lawmaker to have tested positive for the coronavirus, a deadly disease for which the health community is struggling to find a vaccine and a treatment.
Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams said he developed mild cold-like symptoms last Saturday and he has now tested positive for the deadly virus.
“My symptoms got worse and I developed a fever, a dry cough and laboured breathing and I remained self-quarantined. On Tuesday, my doctor instructed me to get tested for COVID-19 and following his referral, I went to the local testing clinic for the test. Today I learned that I tested positive,” McAdams said.