Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that the Government has conjured the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 to handle the Coronavirus flare-up. The state government on Friday ordered the closure of cinema theaters, gymnasiums, swimming pools and public parks in cities of Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, and Pimpri-Chinchwad till March 30. The closure order will come into effect from Friday midnight.

Officials have confirmed that a 76-year-old man from Karnataka, who passed on March 10 was infected with coronavirus. The understanding hailed from Kalaburagi and had returned from Saudi Arabia on February 29. He showed no side effects until March 6 and was at first treated by a private specialist for fever and cough. India has recognized 80 positive Covid-19 cases so far.

“With strong foreign exchange reserves of USD 487 billion as on March 6, 2020 and narrow current account deficit of USD 1.4 billion (as per the latest Q3 2019-20 data), India can confidently face the challenges of financial stability arising from global turmoil,” Assocham Secretary General Deepak Sood said.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra requested to individuals to require safety measures to anticipate coronavirus from spreading. India detailed its to begin with the first death due to coronavirus on Thursday as the number of positive cases taken off to 75 with authorities taking crisis measures to contain its spread like closing down schools, colleges and cinema halls within the national capital and also many places. The Prime Minister along with several politicians have expressed their concern with the spread of Coronavirus across the nation.

Our planet battling coronavirus at various levels, governments, and people trying their best to combat it. South Asia, home to significant number of global population, should leave no stone unturned to ensure our people are healthy. I would like to propose that leadership of SAARC nations chalk out a strong strategy to fight coronavirus

– PM Modi

Everybody should be careful & secure themselves and not travel overseas. It is good that visas have been cancelled.

– BJP MP Hema Malini on Coronavirus

All educational institutions shall remain closed till 31st March except for holding examinations. Cinema halls, swimming pools, and gyms are also to be closed till 31st March.

– Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Situation under control; thermal analyzers installed along border

– UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

FCA Vijay Joshi, CFO of India Gas Solutions Pvt Limited warns citizens saying, “Coronavirus is spreading it’s wings globally as it is slowing down in China. In India as per Government statistics, scene is not bad but issue is whether we are prepared to tackle it if it really spread fast as we are seeing in Italy, Iran, and US. It is said prevention is better than cure. And in this case there is no cure even. So we all as citizens of India need to take precautions and safeguards to help Government in handling this big challenge as being such a large and populous country, once it gets out of control, it could be disastrous.  Stay safe.”

The state has already reported five confirmed COVID-19 cases. As per the health department, A 26-year-old man who returned from Greece tested positive for coronavirus, making it the fifth case.