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The total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country touched 60 today, he health ministry said. Two fresh cases were reported from Delhi and Rajasthan today. A 85-year-old man in Jaipur tested positive for the disease, a state government official said. The man had returned from Dubai last month.

According to the health ministry, five cases of COVID-19 were reported from the national capital so far. A total of nine people were diagnosed with coronavirus infection in Uttar Pradesh till today. 16 Italian nationals are also included in the 60 cases that have been reported till date.

Karnataka has reported four confirmed cases of COVID-19. Both Maharashtra and Ladakh have recorded two cases each. The health ministry confirmed that Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab have reported one case each.

Kerala which reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the country, has witnessed 12 cases so far.

All people infected by deadly coronavirus are showing signs of recovery, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

To curb the virus spread across the country, India has barred entry of nationals of three more countries — France, Germany and Spain. The Indian government has suspended regular and e-visas granted to those coming from these three countries. Earlier, India had suspended visas granted to the nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and China.

The Union Health Ministry also urged people to refrain from travelling to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, Spain and Germany. The citizens were also advised to avoid non-essential travel abroad.

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the government also issued an advisory for those with travel history to China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany. They are requested to undergo 'self-imposed quarantine' for a period of 14 days from the date of their arrival. The government also asked companies to arrange 'work from home' facility for those employees who had a history of travelling to the mentioned places.

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