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Coronavirus India updates: 3 more test positive, total cases rise to 34

Coronavirus India updates: 3 more test positive, total cases rise to 34
New Delhi: With 34 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a review meeting Saturday to study the impact of the infection. COVID-19 has infected at least one lakh people in 90 countries and claimed the lives of over 3,400 so far.

Taking stock of the situation, the Prime Minister met officials and directed them to identify locations for sufficient quarantine facilities, PTI reported. He has also directed to make provisions for critical care in case the disease spreads further. Three positive cases of novel coronavirus — two persons from Ladakh with travel history to Iran and another from Tamil Nadu who had visited Oman — were reported in India, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 34 on Saturday.

"All departments should work in convergence and action should be initiated for creating awareness in community about the disease and the precautions to be taken," the prime minister was quoted as saying in an official statement.

Complimenting departments for the work done so far, Modi added that in view of expert opinion, people should be advised to avoid mass gatherings as much as possible. He highlighted the need for advanced and adequate planning as well as timely response to help contain the spread of the epidemic.

Coronavirus cases in India

The latest confirmed case in New Delhi was a resident of Uttam Nagar, who had travelled to Malaysia and Thailand. Before this, three people with travel history to Italy and Iran had tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi.

(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)

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