COVID-19 cases rise above 300 in India

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Published: March 22,2020 08:30 PM
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March 22, 2020: Novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 315 after more than 60 fresh cases were reported on late Saturday.

March 22, 2020: Novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 315 after more than 60 fresh cases were reported on late Saturday. "Total number of confirmed cases so far in the country as on 21 March including foreign nationals is 315," the Health Ministry said.



"A total of 315 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases," the ICMR said.



The figure of 315 includes 39 foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each from Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. The deaths due to the virus remains four - reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra.



As appealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country is now observing a 14-hour 'Janta Curfew' until 9 pm today.



"I request that all citizens become part of this nationwide campaign and make the fight against Corona a success. India is now observing a 14-hour 'Janata Curfew' until 9 pm today.Our moderation and determination will be defeated by this epidemic," Modi tweeted early morning on 22 March, 2020.