New Delhi: In the wake of the outbreak of deadly coronavirus across many countries, the Central government on Wednesday issued a fresh travel advisory and asked traveller to avoid visiting Iran, Italy and South Korea. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Indians Quarantined Onboard Japanese Ship to be Brought Home on Wednesday
Issuing the fresh travel advisory, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare cautioned Indian travellers against non-essential travel to South Korea, Iran and Italy. Also Read - Coronavirus Fear: Gold Logs All-time High of Rs 43,590
The advisory from the Central government comes amid reports of the evolving coronavirus outbreak situation with multiple deaths from these countries. Also Read - As Coronavirus Claims 71 More Lives In China, Death Toll Now 2,663; WHO Warns of Pandemic Risk
The Ministry also stated that people coming from these three countries or having such travel history since February 10, are to be quarantined for 14 days on arrival to India.
As per the latest updates, South Korea has recorded 60 new cases of coronavirus and another death, taking the total number of those infected to 893, with the overall number of deaths reaching 8.
The South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) stated that 16 new cases have been reported in the city of Daegu, another 33 in the Gyeongsangbuk-do province and the rest are from various regions across the country.
As per updates from Italy, a total of 322 people have been tested positive for coronavirus in the country. Out of the total confirmed cases, 10 people have already died due to the virus.
In the wake of the outbreak of the deadly virus, the Italian government has also placed a total of 11 towns — 10 in Lombardy and one in Veneto region whose capital is Venice — under lockdown. The effort has been made to control the outbreak.
First originated in Wuhan, the deadly virus has now spread to other countries and has since then killed more than 2663 people in China alone. As per updates, t deadly coronavirus has infected more than 80,000 people in 37 countries, causing more than 2,600 deaths in the past few months.