Google Bangalore Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Rupee Hits Record Low

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Coronavirus: A 76-year-old man in Karnataka has died of coronavirus.

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Google confirmed on Friday that one of its employees in Bengaluru has tested positive for coronavirus. The 26-year-old man had recently returned from Greece and reportedly visited several places in the Karnataka capital. He has been placed in isolation at a Bengaluru hospital, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said. People who may have come in contact with him are being traced, according to the state government.

About 120 Indians, being evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Iran in an Air India flight, will reach Jaisalmer in Rajasthan today and will be quarantined at an Army facility, a defence spokesperson said on Thursday. “They will be quarantined at an Indian Army facility created under the aegis of Southern Command. The patients will be transferred from the airport post their initial screening to the quarantine facility under the escort of civil administration,” defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh said. He said that another batch of approximately 250 people, to be airlifted from Iran on March 15, will also be quarantined at the Army facility in Jaisalmer. The Ministry of Defence has set up seven more quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients, especially for Indian citizens being brought to back from coronavirus-hit countries. The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai. 

A  76-year-old man who died in north Karnataka’s Kalaburagi district on Tuesday has tested positive for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, Health Minister B Sriramulu said late Thursday night. The victim had returned to India on February 29 after a month-long stay in Saudi Arabia and had been screened on arrival at Hyderabad airport. He had displayed no symptoms at that time.

Here are the Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak:

Anurag Bhargav, Chief Medical Officer: One employee of a private firm in Noida has tested positive for CoronaVirus. He has travel history to France and China. He is a resident of Delhi.

Coronavirus: BS Yediyurappa summons emergency meet
In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has summoned an emergency meeting with ministers and senior officials on Friday to discuss the situation. The schools, malls and other public places have been shut to control the spread of the deadly virus. Schools in the state have announced early summer vacation for their students this academic year as a precautionary measure amid COVID-19 scare. 
Delhi government shuts all swimming pools in the national capital

The Delhi government has ordered the shutting of all public swimming pools in the city with immediate effect till March 31 in wake of coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Friday. The health department of the Delhi government had issued an order in this regard on Thursday, the official said, adding swimming pools of all hotels and other entities, where people use the facilities, will be closed. On Thursday, the Delhi government had declared coronavirus an epidemic and shut all cinema halls, schools and colleges, except those where exams are on, till March 31. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also issued an order, saying, “All educational institutions — schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, universities and private coaching and tuition centres — will remain closed till March 31, except for holding examinations.”

Kerala startup mission has started coronavirus awareness campaign
Kerala Startup Mission has started a coronavirus awareness campaign using 2 robots in Kochi. Jayakrishnan T, founder and CEO of Asimov Robotics, “Robots are crowd pullers, so we can spread our message effectively. They are distributing hand sanitizers, masks and sharing info about pandemic.”

CRPF cancels anniversary celebrations due to coronavirus threat

The CRPF on Friday postponed its raising day celebrations planned to be held next week in view of the coronavirus outbreak. The 3.25 lakh central force was supposed to hold the main ceremonial parade and display of martial skills with the involvement of thousands of troops at its officers academy campus in Gurgaon on March 19 to mark its 81st raising day. “Conforming to precautionary advisory to break the spread of COVID-19, all CRPF programs in connection with CRPF raising day and passing out parade of 51st batch DAGOs (directly appointed gazetted officers) have been postponed,” the force said in a statement. “CRPF has joined the national response against COVID-19 by gearing up its medical facilities,” it said.

Rahul Gandhi blamed government for insufficient efforts
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi blamed the government for insufficient efforts towards coronavirus. The coronavirus is a huge problem. Ignoring the problem is a non-solution. The Indian economy will be destroyed if strong action is not taken. The government is in a stupo

112 China-returnees, quarantined in Delhi
All 112 people admitted to an ITBP quarantine facility for over a fortnight have tested negative for coronavirus and are expected to be released on Friday, a senior official said. All of them were evacuated last month from Wuhan in China. “After 14 days of quarantine at ITBP facility in Chhawla, 112 inmates, including 36 foreign nationals, have tested negative for coronavirus,” an Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesperson said.
Everest shut down after Nepal suspends permits over virus
Nepal on Friday suspended permits to climb Everest because of the coronavirus pandemic, closing off the world’s biggest mountain a day after China halted access from its side. Nepal has suspended climbing on all mountains in the country and stopped issuing tourist visas, Yogesh Bhattarai, Minister for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation told AFP. “The government has decided to suspend all spring expeditions and scrap permits for the time being. The decision can be reviewed after analysing the global scenario over the coming month,” Bhattarai said.
Rupee hits low amid virus concerns
The rupee dropped to a record low on Friday, weighed down by worries over the coronavirus pandemic that has prompted investors to dump riskier assets and move towards safe havens. The dollar stood tall on Friday as investors scrambled for the world’s most liquid currency amid deepening panic while the euro nursed losses after the European Central Bank disappointed by not cutting rates. 
Google Bangalore employee tests positive for coronavirus
Google confirmed on Friday that one of its employees in Bengaluru has tested positive for coronavirus. The 26-year-old man had recently returned from Greece. He has been placed in isolation at a Bengaluru hospital, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said. Google said the man had been at its office for a few hours.
120 Indians from Iran to come back today
About 120 Indians, being evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Iran in an Air India flight, will reach Jaisalmer in Rajasthan today and will be quarantined at an Army facility, a defence spokesperson said on Thursday. “They will be quarantined at an Indian Army facility created under the aegis of Southern Command. 
Top Japanese government officials said Friday they were determined to hold “safe and secure” Olympics on schedule, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Tokyo should consider delaying them for a year because of the pandemic, reports Reuters.

Nifty set for another day of mayhem amid coronavirus fear

Domestic markets are bracing for yet another day of mayhem, after a global selloff on Thursday amid the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak pulled benchmark indices down more than 8 per cent. The Singapore Exchange (SGX) Nifty futures – an early indicator of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty index in India – shed 871.75 points to hit a multi-year low of 8,708.25 ahead of the opening of Indian markets on Friday. At 8:12 am, the SGX Nifty futures were down 636.00 points – or 6.64 per cent – at 8,944.00.

Tom Hanks says tackling Coronavirus isolation “one-day-at-a-time”

Oscar-winner Tom Hanks said he and his wife were taking their new roles as quarantined coronavirus patients in their stride Friday, urging the public to heed the advice of experts. Holed up in a Gold Coast hospital in Australia, Hanks 63, said he and singer-songwriter partner Rita Wilson were taking the enforced isolation “one-day-at-a-time”. In a social media post to fans, Hanks said the couple “want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else.”

Delhi schools, colleges, cinemas shut till March 31 due to Coronavirus
All schools, colleges and cinema halls in Delhi will remain shut till March 31 as a measure to counter the coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today. The Delhi government had shut the primary schools earlier this month, the secondary classes were left open in view of the exams. Today, the Chief Minister declared, “All cinema halls to remain shut in Delhi till 31st March. Schools and colleges where exams are not being held will also remain closed”.  Delhi has also declared coronavirus as an epidemic.
Disney Closes theme parks in California, Florida over Coronavirus
Walt Disney Co will close its theme parks in California and Florida and its resort in Paris from this weekend through the end of the month due to the global outbreak of coronavirus, the company said on Thursday. Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures starting Saturday through the end of the month, the company said.
Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for Coronavirus

The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said late Thursday. “Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.

City declares virus epidemic as first Indian dies in Karnataka
A 76-year-old man who died in north Karnataka’s Kalaburagi district on Tuesday has tested positive for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, Health Minister B Sriramulu said late Thursday night. The victim had returned to India on February 29 after a month-long stay in Saudi Arabia and had been screened on arrival at Hyderabad airport. He had displayed no symptoms at that time.


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