Coronavirus LIVE: New helpline number launched as cases rise to 114
The coronavirus death toll across the globe rose to 6,684 on Monday, with over 174,000 confirmed cases. Stay tuned for LIVE updates on COVID-19
People wear protective masks in view of coronavirus pandemic at Gateway of India in Mumbai | PTI photo
The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 114 with one new case each reported in Ladakh, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kerala, the officials said on Monday. Globally, the number of cases has hit 170,417, with over 7,000 reported deaths across 157 countries.
As India sees a surge in novel coronavirus cases, the Union Health Ministry on Monday activated a toll-free 24x7 national helpline number, 1075, to address queries related to the infection.The government also prohibited entry of passengers from EU countries, Turkey and the UK from March 18 till March 31.
Meanwhile, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said monetary policy committee will decide if a rate cut is needed to help the economy facing the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus in India: State-wise total number of confirmed cases
Haryana: 14 (all foreigners)
Uttar Pradesh: 12 (including one foreigners)
Rajasthan: 4 (including two foreigners)
Jammu and Kashmir: 2
Andhra Pradesh: 1
Tamil Nadu: 1