Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: UK Health Minister Tests Positive; Panama, Turkey Record First Cases

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Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, she said in a statement on Tuesday. “I can confirm I have tested positive for coronavirus… and have been self-isolating at home,” said the Conservative MP. Health officials are now trying to trace where she contracted the virus and who she has been in contact with, she added.

Dorries, who helped craft the legislation to fight the bug, is the first British politician to be diagnosed with COVID-19, raising immediate concern about whether she has spread the infection. The Times reported that she had been in touch with hundreds of people, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Mar 11, 2020 8:10 am (IST)

Macron Slams Closing Borders with Italy over Virus Outbreak | As Italy recorded its deadliest tally of coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron slammed Slovenia and Austria for imposing travel restrictions with Italy. Calling the restrictions as “bad decisions,” Macron told EU leaders the “disproportionate measures” when France was “only at the beginning of the crisis” would be “counterproductive”. The tally rose by 168 to 631 on Tuesday, with a total of 10,149 infected in the country. (Image: Reuters/Ciro De Luca)




Mar 11, 2020 8:01 am (IST)

Panama Records Central America’s First Virus Death | Panama’s health minister on Tuesday confirmed eight cases of the new coronavirus in the country, including one death, the first virus-linked death in Central America. “Of the eight patients we are reporting, one person is in intensive care, another unfortunately died,” Minister Rosario Turner said during a press conference in Panama City. (AFP)




Mar 11, 2020 7:56 am (IST)




Mar 11, 2020 7:52 am (IST)

India Orders ‘Negative’ COVID-19 Certificate | Apart from the already imposed travel restrictions, the health ministry have ordered people with travel history to Italy and South Korea to submit a certificate stating that they tested negative for coronavirus from laboratories authorised by the health authorities of their countries. (Image: Reuters/Yara Nardi)




Mar 11, 2020 7:43 am (IST)

Jordan Imposes Travel Restrictions | Jordan’s health minister said they would be barring entry of travellers coming from France, Germany and Spain as precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus in the country. Strict restrictions have been imposed across 100 nations after the virus, originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, spread and have claimed over 4,000 lives and infected more than 110,000 people. 




Mar 11, 2020 7:36 am (IST)

UK Health Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus​ | British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, she said in a statement on Tuesday. “I can confirm I have tested positive for coronavirus… and have been self-isolating at home,” the Conservative party member said. (Image: Reuters) 

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