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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rises to 166

China on Thursday said no new domestic cases of the coronavirus were reported for the first time in the country, three months after the deadly virus broke out in Wuhan.

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) in its daily report on Thursday said no new domestically transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday. It, however, said 34 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported but they were all from those arriving from abroad.

The deadly virus has infected 166 (including 141 Indians and 25 foreign nationals) people in India and has so far claimed 3 lives. In view of the coronavirus, several states in the country have been placed under partial shutdown, with cinema halls gyms, schools, colleges and other educational centres being shut till 31st March. The Indian Army also reported its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday after a 34-year-old soldier of Ladakh Scout regiment tested positive for the COVID-19.

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