A Paytm worker in Gurgaon has examined optimistic for novel coronavirus, the corporate mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
It mentioned the worker had lately returned from a trip in Italy – one of many worst-hit international locations from coronavirus.
In response to this, Paytm has suggested all its staff to make money working from home for the following couple of days whereas the Gurgaon unit will get sanitised, in keeping with the assertion.
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Earlier at this time, Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan, mentioned that there are 22 new optimistic circumstances of the novel coronavirus, which have been present in India.
If media studies are to be believed then this brings the entire variety of coronavirus circumstances in India to 28. These additionally embody the 15 Italians who had been visiting India.
The Well being Minister, at a press convention, additionally added that all worldwide passengers will henceforth be screened at airports. Earlier, travellers from solely 12 international locations had been being screened at airports for the illness that has claimed over three,000 lives and contaminated greater than 90,000 worldwide.
Seventeen Indians overseas have been contaminated – 16 from a cruise ship in Japan "being handled at onshore medical services" and one from the United Arab Emirates, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned.
With Holi lower than every week away on March 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, BJP president J P Nadda and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned they might not rejoice the pageant of colors or maintain any Holi Milan gathering. President Ram Nath Kovind's workplace additionally mentioned Rashtrapati Bhavan is not going to maintain any Holi gathering.
Earlier on Monday, a techie who travelled from Bengaluru to Hyderabad in bus was examined optimistic for coronavirus. Newest information studies present that 36 of the 88 folks, whom the techie got here in touch with at the moment are exhibiting signs of coronavirus, in keeping with an official of Telangana authorities.
As of March four, 2020, greater than 90,000 whole circumstances have been reported worldwide with the illness killing over three,000 folks to date, most of them in China and adopted by South Korea, Italy, and Iran.
(Edited by Saheli Sen Gupta)