India reports first coronavirus death

New Delhi: India reported its first death due to coronavirus on Thursday, of a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi in Karnataka, who died on Tuesday.
Samples of the man, who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia, “has been confirmed for #COVID19”, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said.
A day after it suspended all visas, except a few categories such as diplomatic and employment, till April 15, the government announced that three planes will be sent in the next three days to bring back Indians stranded in Iran, one of the worst coronavirus-hit countries.
The defence ministry has set up seven more quarantine facilities, especially for Indian citizens being brought to back from coronavirus-hit countries, an official said. The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai.
The army is already operating a quarantine facility in Manesar while the one in Hindon, near Ghaziabad, is being operated by the air force.

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