Mumbai, March 11: Mumbai on Wednesday, March 11, confirmed its first two positive cases of COVID-19 novel Coronavirus. With this, the number of nCoV-19 cases in Maharashtra reached eleven as Pune and Nagpur also reported fresh cases. Three new confirmed cases are reported in Pune, while one case in Nagpur. Coronavirus in India: Total Positive Cases, Govt Advisories, Visa Restrictions and All You Need to Know About COVID-19 Outbreak in The Country.

A 45-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Nagpur on Wednesday, officials said. The man had recently returned to the city from the United States on March 6. "He tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday. He has been admitted to the city-based India Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH)," district collector Ravindra Thakare told PTI.Coronavirus Outbreak in India: Mizoram Becomes Third Northeastern State to Ban Entry of Foreigners.

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Earlier today, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that state is ready to tackle the COVID-19 crisis and urged citizens not to panic. The CM also held a review meeting to discuss the steps being taken to control coronavirus. The Shiv Sena supremo also said that schools and colleges will be closed in the state if needed amid virus outbreak.

Maharashtra tourism department has directed all the tour operators to check with foreign nationals coming from out of the country and contact the health officials if they are found suffering from fever, cough or other symptoms.

Since January 18, 349 people with suspected COVID-19 symptoms were admitted to hospitals across the state of which 312 have tested negative and discharged after completing their quarantine period.

With this development, the number of confirmed cases of the deadly virus in the country has risen to 66. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also declared the virus as Pandemic as it has infected more than 1,20,000 people worldwide.

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