NAGPUR: Five people suspected to be infected with coronavirus escaped from isolation wards of Mayo Hospital in Nagpur.
"One of them had tested negative, reports of other four were awaited. We have traced them and they will be brought back to the hospital by the administration…The five suspects left the hospital and to inspect the matter, I visited the hospital. I learned that the suspects left the ward for snacks but didn't return… Since it is a sensitive issue, we are coordinating with the staff of Mayo hospital," said S Suryavanshi, Sub-Inspector, Nagpur Tehsil police station, according to reports.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that all theatres, gyms and swimming pools in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Pimpri Chinchwad will be shut until March 30 due to coronavirus scare.
Meanwhile, all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure, informed the Ministry of Health.
Additionally, the Delhi government on Friday banned all conferences, seminars and sports events, including the IPL. There will be no gathering above 200 people in the national capital, said Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The order from the Delhi Health Department said: “All sports gathering, including IPL, conferences and seminars beyond 200 people are prohibited in Delhi for the purpose of prevention and control of the outbreak of epidemic disease namely COVID-19.”
“The government has banned all the conference, sports events and seminars. All the big events, gatherings, sports events will be banned in Delhi,” Sisodia said.
The Delhi Deputy CM said the district magistrates have been instructed to ensure that all directives on coronavirus were implemented.
“The DMs have been asked to follow the orders of the health ministry on Coronavirus strictly.”