coronavirus india news

To counter misinformation and fake forwards, the government has set up a MyGov Corona HelpDesk on WhatsApp for Indian users to ask queries and get information related to coronavirus, aka COVID-19.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire country effective from midnight to deal with the spread of coronavirus, saying that "social distancing" is the only option to deal with the disease, which spreads rapidly. 

A 66 year old man in Nayabad, Kolkata, West Bengal tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10 in the state, reports ANI.