Coronavirus Highlights: Gurgaon Paytm employee tests positive

There are 93,042 confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 3,201 deaths reported globally in 67 countries

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Hyderabad techies wearing protective masks | Dasarath Reddy

Hyderabad techies wearing protective masks | Dasarath Reddy

A new case of Coronavirus was reported in India on Wednesday after Paytm in a statement said that one of its employees in Gurgaon office tested positive, taking the toll of confirmed cases in India to 29. The company also said that it had shut down all offices in the NCR region and will undertake disinfection process. Panic gripped Hyderabad Hitech city after a techie, who returned from Italy, tested positive for the virus forcing other firms to ask their employees to work from home. With concerns mounting over spreading of the virus, Delhi government also decided to form a task force and set up isolation wards in 19 government and six private hospitals. Three schools in the Noida and adjoining areas were also shut as a precautionary measure. President Kovind, PM Modi along with other BJP leaders cancelled Holi gatherings over coronavirus scare. PMO also chaired an inter-ministerial meet to review preparedness and response to Coronavirus.

According to the World Health Organisation, over 93,042 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 3,201 deaths reported globally in 67 countries. Coronavirus death toll in China climbed to 2,981 with 38 more deaths reported on Wednesday, while 119 confirmed cases were reported, the lowest since January 20, Chinese health officials said on Tuesday. 115 cases alone were reported from Hubei. Meanwhile, nine people have died of the deadly virus in the United States. Reports also suggested that over 51,100 people have recovered from the deadly virus worldwide.

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First Published: Mar 02 2020 | 08:23 AM IST

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