Italian tourists interact with medical staff in preventive isolation at ITBP quarantine facility in New Delhi. AFP
Seventeen Italian citizens in India have tested positive for coronavirus, media said on Wednesday.
State broadcaster Doordarshan as well as private TV networks NDTV and CNN-News18 all said 21 Italian tourists had been tested in the capital New Delhi, citing unidentified sources.
An Italian had tested positive for the virus in the western desert state of Rajasthan, a health offical said on Monday.
Indian shares edged lower on Wednesday as an emergency 50 basis point rate cut by the US Federal Reserve failed to calm investor nerves about the debilitating impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
The surprise rate cut on Tuesday was accompanied by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's acknowledgement of an uncertain outlook and his view that rate cuts will not restore supply chains, sending US stocks sharply lower overnight and gold higher.
Even as India is making full-on preparations to tackle the scourge of the coronavirus, five new positive cases of coronavirus have been reported from Kerala.
In Switzerland, as in neighbouring France, it is common for women and people of opposite sexes to greet each other with alternating kisses on both cheeks.
"We got the report that a husband and two adult sons refused to let the woman out of the bathroom after she told them that she could have contracted the coronavirus," national police spokesman Ramunas Matonis said.
The legislation provides federal public health agencies with money for vaccines, tests and potential treatments and helps state and local governments prepare and respond to the threat. The rapid spread of the virus has rocked financial markets, interrupted travel and threatens to affect everyday life in the United States.
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation of tensions as a senior US official held talks in Taipei.
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and another was wounded after Kurdish militants fired rockets at a military base in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defence Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Australia said on Friday it would increase the number of citizens allowed to return home each week to 6,000 as it manages to get new COVID-19 infections under control.