New Delhi:The number of people in India infected with the highly contagious Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 has risen to 169, the Health Ministry has said, news agency Press Trust of India reported. This number includes three who have died. The government has given several advisories asking people to avoid crowded places and stay at home as much as possible in order to prevent the spread of the disease.
Jammu and Kashmir also reported its first positive case of the coronavirus; the patient lives in a congested area in Srinagar, municipal official Junaid Azim Mattu said, adding people have to be extremely careful. A 20-year-old man from Delhi who has tested positive for the coronavirus in Chennai has also raised concerns of community transmission of the disease.