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.
The steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours recorded, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infections.
The Health Ministry on Saturday put the total number of cases in India at 173,763 with 4,971 deaths. The total infections included 86,422 active cases and 82,369 recoveries.
The law aims to crack down the use of fake degrees and education certificates issued by unlicensed entities for citizens and expats to get jobs in government agencies and private firms or for any other purposes.
In September, Emirates embarked on a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements arising from the travel industry recovery.
“Greening Saudi Arabia is idealistic, romantic and all my praise with you... we will share our experience of planting two and a half billion trees in Pakistan,” the premier remarked while thanking the crown prince for inviting Pakistan to the summit.
Ahmed Al-Balawi, the uncle of the child Ali who lived a terrifying night, said, “My 10-year-old nephew he went out, after midnight, to throw garbage in a container located near our house, but was surprised by dogs hiding behind a pile of sand, so they attacked him ferociously,” Saudi media reported.