The rising number of cases has pushed the Delhi government to shut the primary schools till March 31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also postponed his next week’s visit to Brussels, Belgium for the India-European Union summit.
Meanwhile, US lawmakers have passed an emergency $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the coronavirus as health workers boarded a cruise ship held off the coast of San Francisco to test sick passengers and crew.
Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus:
Passengers screened at Dibrugarh Airport
All passengers coming on international flights are being screened at Dibrugarh Airport in Assam. As per directive of the government, all passengers, both Indian and foreign, arriving on international flights, will be required to go through medical screening while entering India.
The death count from coronavirus in the United States rose to 12 on Thursday with the latest fatality recorded in King County, Washington, and 53 new cases broke out across the country, striking for the first time in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and San Francisco.
The Delhi government has suspended the biometric attendance system in its offices, autonomous bodies, and municipal corporations. The Manipur government has also suspended the biometric attendance system.
The global trade association of airlines, the International Air Transport Association or IATA said depending on how the coronavirus spreads, airline industry could face up to $113 billion in lost revenues this year.