New Delhi: The coronavirus scare, refusing to die down, has now claimed the lives of 96 more people in China, surpassing the toll from the SARS epidemic of 2002-3. The death from the deadly virus on Sunday stood at 2,346, with 64,084 confirmed cases in China’s Hubei Province, the epicentre of COVID-19. Also Read - Watch | Scared Airline Passengers Cover Themselves In Full-Body Plastic Over Coronavirus Fears
Despite repeated efforts from several countries in containing the spread of the Coronavirus disease, the virus has infected 123 people in South Korea- as per the data available for today, bringing a total number of cases to 556 in the country. Also Read - Coronavirus: Indians on Quarantined Japanese Cruise Ship to be Tested Before De-boarding, Says Indian Embassy
Italy, meanwhile, has reported 79 people suffering from the coronavirus infection. The virus has also resulted in the deaths of two people in the European country. Also Read - New Coronavirus: Here is How to Reduce Your Risk of Getting The Infection
Further, India, on its part, is also taking strict precautionary measure, be it evacuating Indian nationals from China or conducting screening tests of people coming from Asian countries.
Mumbai Airport official told news agency ANI, “As directed by Govt of India, the Airport has started screening passengers coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam & Nepal. People coming from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan & South Korea will continue to be screened as earlier.”