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12 March 2020 Current Events WHO Declares COVID-19 as Pandemic, India Imposes Strict Travel Curbs

After the World Health Organization's (WHO) declaration of COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus Outbreak in India Live Updates) to be pandemic, India imposed firm travel curbs for travellers visiting the country. In the late hours of Wednesday, the government suspended "all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International organisations, employment, project visas" until April 15. The curbs will go into effect at 1200 GMT on March 13 at the port of departure. So far, 4,291 deaths have been reported across 114 countries. WHO classified Coronavirus as a global public health emergency on January 30, 2020; however, it did not declare it as pandemic since that would have caused more panic amongst people.


WHO Declares COVID-19 as Pandemic, India Imposes Strict Travel Curbs

After the World Health Organization's (WHO) declaration of COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus Outbreak in India Live Updates) to be pandemic, India imposed firm travel curbs for travellers visiting the country. In the late hours of Wednesday, the government suspended "all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International organisations, employment, project visas" until April 15. The curbs will go into effect at 1200 GMT on March 13 at the port of departure. So far, 4,291 deaths have been reported across 114 countries. WHO classified Coronavirus as a global public health emergency on January 30, 2020; however, it did not declare it as pandemic since that would have caused more panic amongst people.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which States Share Boundary with China?India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...



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