In a region mired in conflict, it takes all the more courage, and perseverance to be the voice of the voiceless and to separate facts from propaganda. Help The Kashmir Monitor sustain so that we continue to be editorially independent. Remember, your contributions, however small they may be, matter to us.

Coronavirus : New case reported from Ghaziabad, India now has 30 patients

India reports one more case of coronavirus today. A middle-aged man from Ghaziabad has tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to a PTI report. The patient had a history of travelling to Iran, official sources said. A 16-year-old Indian girl has also tested positive for the coronavirus in Dubai.

With this new case, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at 30 in the country. 16 Italian tourists tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 on Wednesday.


On Monday, Union Health Ministry reported that two more people had tested positive for deadly virus. One of the new cases was detected in the national capital while the other was in Telangana, the government said. “Both were stable and being closely monitored,” Union Health Ministry said.

The first confirmed case of coronavirus came from Kerala last month.

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 the number of coronavirus cases increase in India, the government decided to screen all the international flights and passengers coming into the country, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday.

The central government also made COVID-19 free certificate mandatory for travellers from Italy and South Korea.

According to the additional travel advisory issued by the central government, on Thursday, the passengers travelling from Italy and South Korea who want to enter into India will have to present a certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19.

“In addition to visa restrictions already in place, passengers travelling from and having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need a certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorized by the health authorities of these countries,” the Health Ministry on Thursday said in a statement.