Number of positive Coronavirus cases in India rises to 30 after a person in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh tests positive. The patient is a middle-aged man with a recent travel history to Iran, they said. Amid rising cases of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday asked states to form rapid response teams at district, block and village levels, stating cases of community transmission have been observed. As of now, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 30, including 16 Italian tourists.
The figure includes the first three cases reported from Kerala last month who have already been discharged following recovery.
The Delhi government on Thursday advised head of departments (HoDs), autonomous bodies and municipal corporations to suspend the biometric attendance system in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, an official said. "A letter has been written to principal secretaries, secretaries, autonomous bodies and municipal corporations for the suspension of biometric attendance in view of coronavirus threat," the official told PTI.