Coronavirus in India
India has expressed concern that the world’s second-most populous country could face severe outbreaks of the coronavirus virus, which has infected more than 95,000 people to date and killed at least 3,300 worldwide.
With a new confirmed case in Ghaziabad, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in India has gone up to thirty.
Yesterday, infections were detected in 13 Italian nationals who were part of a travel group to Jaipur. In another example, an employee of Paytm in Gurugram also conducted a positive test. Earlier in the week, two more people tested positive, one from the national capital, and the other from the Bengaluru technical expert in Telangana.
Twenty-nine cases have been confirmed inside the country, with three recovered. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said many of the cases are linked to a group of Italian travelers from Europe’s hardest-hit country.
The country’s authorities have advised caution, but have not raised alarms. Vardhan told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday that public health officials are focusing on India’s “core capabilities” for the preparation and response to the disease.
The government has started screening all passengers arriving in the country for coronavirus in India.
“The emerging situation of COVID-19 around the world and the scale and extent of our interventions in India’s alignment, in particular, have increased,” he said, referring to the disease by his formal name. “With the growing global spread of the disease, we are facing new challenges. Positive cases of contact tracing requires the detection of hundreds of contacts in many places and monitoring their health.
Vardhan also said the government was preparing a “prevention plan” for the city of Agra — home of the Taj Mahal — where a cluster of cases has been identified.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter earlier this week to “have no need to panic” and advised the public that the government is “working together” to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in India.
Modi said Wednesday that he will not attend next week’s Holi celebrations — the Hindu festival that marks the beginning of spring in which brightly colored powder paint-throwing revelers conduct due to advice from experts to avoid mass celebrations. Holi celebration on the president palace were also canceled
Authorities around the world are now taking similar steps that the virus has spread to more than 80 countries and regions in every continent except Antarctica. December last year, major self-sufficient groups have formed in South Korea, Japan — which on Wednesday recorded its biggest one-day increase of cases, with the identification of 33 new patients — parts of Europe, Iran, and the Us.
However, most of the cases are still in mainland China. The country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said 3,012 people had died and 80,409 cases had been confirmed by the end of the day Wednesday.
coronavirus effect Economic woes
The spread of the virus is also having a significant knock-on effect on the global economy and daily life. Markets around the world have reacted negatively, forcing finance authorities and central banks to take action. Government agencies and private companies around the world have canceled or suspended public works.
Film studio MGM and Universal have postponed the release of the latest James Bond film; Officials from Japan and Italy have closed major tourist hubs such as Tokyo Skytree or Milan’s Tetro Alla Scala; Theme parks around the world have been closed; Governments have closed schools, And sporting events in the country’s most affected areas are sometimes being played behind closed doors.
Coronavirus is hitting the travel industry
Travel and tourism have been one of the most affected industries. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the outbreak could cost the airline industry as much as $113 billion in lost revenue.
IATA said global passenger growth for January 2020 was the slowest in nearly a decade, climbing only 2.4% from a year earlier, because of the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
United Airlines became the first airline to cut its U.S. flight program on Wednesday, as demand has fallen sharply due to passenger concerns about coronavirus. Uk airline Flybe dealt the final blow to the carrier struggling to collapse Thursday as a slowdown in demand for flights due to the outbreak.
Passenger uncertainty about travel has prompted major U.S. airlines and some international ones to suspend or waive some changes and rebooking fees, which have been hurting themselves to their revenues. Officials from most major airlines, including United CEO Oscar Munoz,
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