Fresh cases of Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Bengal. With the number of coronavirus cases on the rise in India, PM Modi has called for a janta curfew on March 22, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of their house.
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The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 197 on Friday after three new cases were reported from Punjab, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
In West Bengal, a man with recent travel history to the UK tested positive for novel coronavirus on Friday. This is the second confirmed case in Bengal. A Saudi-returned man tested positive in Andhra Pradesh on Friday. With a fresh case in the state, the Andhra tally now stands at three.
A 69-year-old woman, who recently returned from the United Kingdom, tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in Punjab to three. “The woman, a resident of Phase 3 A in Mohali, has tested (positive) for coronavirus,” Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan told PTI.
The total number of confirmed cases in India was 195 on Thursday – a day when the country reported its fourth coronavirus death. The person, who died in Punjab, was an elderly and had co-morbid conditions like diabetes, cardiac ailments, the Union Health Ministry said.