Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 206: ICMR


New Delhi,The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country reached 206 on Friday morning, according to the Indian Council for Medical Research.Twenty patients, who have recovered, were discharged, the government said.As per the government, total number of passengers screened at airport so far amount to 14,31,734.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during his address to the nation regarding COVID-19 requested citizens to stay at home and further urged the entire population to observe 'Janta Curfew' on March 22 Sunday as a major social distancing measure against the disease.

The government has also announced that all international flights will be barred from landing in the country for a week beginning 0001 hours on March 22 up to March 29.The global death toll on Friday due COVID -19 reached 10048 , while the country has reported four deaths so far due the Coronavirus.The government had on Monday activated a 24x7 toll free national helpline number 1075 for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on COVID19. Maharashtra remains the state with the maximum reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 followed by Kerala.