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Coronavirus LIVE Updates – Italy death toll rises by 793 to 4,825

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The death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 5,000 in Europe, with Italy, Spain, and Germany reporting a steep rise in infections.

Worldwide deaths surged past 11,000 on Saturday, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States. More than 277,000 people have been infected, while some 88,000 have recovered.

Italy announced 793 more deaths on Saturday, the second day in a row of the biggest day-to-day increase in the country’s four-week epidemic, after surpassing China’s death toll on Thursday. The total number of deaths in Italy has now reached 4,825, which is more than in China. Spain’s death toll has also increased to more than 1,300, while in Iran, the number of deaths hit another grim milestone of 1,500 as the country marks the beginning of the Persian New Year.

Coronavirus LIVE Update-

The country will observe an unprecedented shutdown from 7 am till 9 pm on Sunday following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch for social distancing in form of Janata Curfew, where the citizens have been urged to stay indoors in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus.

As part of the Janata Curfew, the public transport will be suspended or curtailed and all markets and establishments except those dealing in essential goods and services will be closed on the day.

NO PASSENGER TRAIN, METRO SERVICES ON SUNDAY

In view of the Janata Curfew, no passenger train will originate from any railway station in the country from midnight to 10 pm on Sunday while all suburban train services will be reduced to a bare minimum as well. Metro services, including in Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, will remain suspended for the day.

Air carriers like GoAir, IndiGo and Vistara have announced that they will be curtailing domestic operations on Sunday.

In Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said 50 per cent of the buses will ply on roads on Sunday considering some people may have to travel due to an emergency.

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