New Delhi: COVID-19 positive cases in India touched 137 today. Maharashtra records the highest number of cases.Maharashtra has thus far reported 40 positive cases of coronavirus most of which have come from Mumbai and Pune.
Health Ministry has confirmed that out of these 137 cases, 113 are Indians and 24 are foreign nationals. Briefing media in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Lav Aggarwal said, 14 people, are now free from Coronavirus. He said, third death has been reported from Maharashtra who had a travel history from Dubai.
Mr Aggarwal said, three guidelines have been issued today in the wake of COVID-19 situation in the country. He said, the first guideline is related to clinical management of COVID-19 whereas the second guideline pertains to the handling of mortal remains of a deceased person. He said, third guidelines is connected with Private sector laboratories intending to initiate the testing of Coronavirus. He said, Indian Council of Medical Research has strongly appealed to all private laboratories to conduct the COVID-19 diagnosis free of cost. He said, 100 call centre lines are operational in the country to remove any doubt about Coronavirus.
Additional Secretary in Ministry of Home Affairs Anil Malik said, Bureau of Immigration has launched a 24 X 7 helpline number for inquiry related to travel, visa and immigration. He said, the number is 011-24300666 and the people can also email at [email protected] Meanwhile, Additional Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs Dammu Ravi said that all the Indian pilgrims are safe in Iran and every step has been taken by the Mission in cooperation with Iran for the safety of the Indians there.