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A 64-year-old woman, who got coronavirus virus, has died in Maharashtra, the state that has arrived maximum cases of the highly deadly illness in India. This is the third death in the country connected to coronavirus or COVID-19, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation last week.

The woman was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, said, administrators.

The death in Maharashtra issues as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 125 in India. Last week two people – a 68-year-old woman in Delhi and a 76-year-old woman in Karnataka – died. Both the deaths were linked to COVID-19, which began in China’s Wuhan city at a meat business in December.

Amid public scare, the centre on Monday declared a countrywide lockdown of schools, colleges, gyms and swimming pools — crowded areas that could allow for the exponential spread of the disease. The government had last week said the novel coronavirus break in the country a “notified emergency”, in a move it called “a special one-time dispensation”.In Maharashtra, the state administration said it would “mark” all those who have been sent to home quarantine as the number of cases risen to 39.

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The United States and China on Monday each demanded that the other stop smearing its reputation over the novel coronavirus as US President Donald Trump referred to the pathogen as the “Chinese Virus.”

“The United States will be effectively supporting those activities, like Airlines and others, that are especially affected by the Chinese Virus,” the US president tweeted Monday evening.

Trump’s allies had previously referred to the pandemic as the “Chinese coronavirus,” but the tweet marks the first time the president said it himself.

Critics slammed the move, calling it racist and potentially inciting a backlash against the Asian-American community.

Stern warning” to US

Pompeo himself has sought to link China to the global pandemic, repeatedly referring to SARS-CoV-2 as the “Wuhan virus” despite advice from health professionals that such geographic labels can be stigmatizing.Yang issued a “stern warning to the United States that any scheme to smear China will be doomed to fail,” the official Xinhua news agency said in its summary of the call with Pompeo.

The key Chinese foreign policy leader “noted that some US politicians have frequently slandered China and its anti-epidemic efforts and stigmatized the country, which has enraged the Chinese people,” Xinhua said.He urged the US side to immediately correct its wrongful behavior and stop making groundless accusations against China.”

President Donald Trump is under fire over his handling of the pandemic, and his allies have sought to cast the coronavirus as a disease brought by foreigners.Republican Senator Tom Cotton, a Trump ally, has spoken of the “Chinese coronavirus” and in a recent statement vowed, “We will hold accountable those who inflicted it on the world.”


A 29-year-old woman from Haryana’s Gurgaon area has tested accurate for the novel coronavirus, a health official said on Tuesday.

The woman is an apprentice of a Gurgaon-based company and had recently visited Malaysia and Indonesia, the official told.

“This is the first actual case of the coronavirus in Haryana,” state Director General of Health Suraj Bhan Kamboj stated.

She has been admitted to a sanitarium and her condition is stable, he told.

Examples taken from her after she passed from abroad were given to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology, which proved her to be positive of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease), Kamboj told.

So far, samples of 66 persons have been taken in Haryana, he stated.

Out there, one was positive and stories of 54 persons were negative. In the rest of the events, reports are expected, the health official told.

Of 2,992 passengers, 2,957 with travel story to coronavirus-hit countries have been put under home quarantine, as per news.

The state government had already ordered the end of all schools, colleges and academies in the state till March 31.

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