New Delhi: The total number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 1024 in the country, said Ministry of Health and...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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 combat the disease

State Health Minister KK Shailaja had yesterday said that out of the five, three recently returned from Italy and two more got the disease in the district. Contact tracing of the affected who are now under medical supervision have been initiated, she said

Students wear masks as they leave for their home after attending class at Mayur Vihar, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Besides the national capital, Coronavirus cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, Rajashtan, Telangana, and Kerala.

Nadda made Dal Bahadur Chauhan as BJP state president of Sikkim, K Surendran as Kerala BJP chief and Vishnu Dutt Sharma in Madhya Pradesh.

In the tourism sector, a total number of 1.67 crore tourists (foreign and domestic) visited the state in the year 2018 indicating 5.93 per cent increase over the previous year which shows that the sector rebounded quickly after the floods of 2018.

The patient who first tested positive for coronavirus is currently hospitalised in Thrissur Medical College and her condition is stable.

"Wuhan University has a majority of students from Kerala. We are finding those students and putting them under monitoring. We are putting all those who returned from China under observation," Shailaja said.

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said 20 samples were sent for tests out of which one was found to be positive for novel coronavirus.