As on 12 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30

The first case of COVID 19 in India was reported on 30 January 2020. The patient has been identified as student from the Wuhan University, China.

Corona status as on today 12 April 2020

Total Number of COVID19 positive cases: 8356

The outbreak has been declared an epidemic in more than a dozen states and union territories, where provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 have been invoked, and educational institutions and many commercial establishments have been shut down. India has suspended all tourist visas, as a majority of the confirmed cases were linked to other countries.

On 22 March 2020, India observed a 14-hour voluntary public curfew at the insistence of our respected Prime minister. The government followed it up with lockdowns in 75 districts where COVID cases had occurred as well as all major cities. Further, on 24 March, the prime minister ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days. Government of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure complete lockdown without affecting essential services. We are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID-19 with active support of the people of India. Peoples in India are staying at home in the lockdown period to save our life and our nation. Social distancing is necessarily followed by all the peoples.

Further steps are yet to be announced by government of India. Hope we can be able to contain the spread of the Virus in our country. We pray to the almighty for the complete elimination of this virus from the globe.

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Contributed by an alumnus of SSP from India.