New Delhi: Eleven states in India have declared strict preventive measures against the Coronavirus after the first patient died of it. Besides, the cinema halls and other public places have been locked down across six cities in Maharashtra. The number of Coronavirus patients has gone up to 18 in Maharashtra alone, and Mumbai witnessed its fourth patient of this virus. Whereas, it is being said that the number of patients across the country has gone up to 81.
The Coronavirus has caused the death of a 76-year-old person in Karnataka. This is known to be the first death in the country due to this virus. Besides. 46 people who came in contact with this patient have been quarantined and are being tested. Following this, about 11 states across India have declared strict preventive measures. These states include Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh alongside Jammu and Kashmir. Thus, as a precaution, the state government has decided to lock down cinema halls and theatres, recreation parks, gym and malls.
The Maharashtra government has announced across the six affected cities that not more than ten people should gather in one place, warned offices to not let more than ten employees to co-work in the same space and a lot them work from home facility. It has also emerged that one of the workers at a petrol pump in Ghatkopar, Mumbai has been diagnosed with Coronavirus disease. Hence, this has caused the number of patients in Mumbai rise up to four. Whereas, it is being said that about ten people have been diagnosed of this virus in Pune and 311 people have been quarantined. There are two coronavirus patients in Nagpur, which makes the number of patients 18 across the state.
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