Coronavirus: China reports 45 imported cases, India begins curfew

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China’s National Health Commission reported 46 new confirmed cases and six more deaths as of Saturday. That brings the country’s total to 81,054 cases and 3,261 deaths. Of the new cases, China said 45 were imported.

India started a 14-hour curfew as part of the efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the curfew would help India prepare to fight the pandemic. As the curfew was set to begin, Modi said it “will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. The steps we take now will help in the times to come.”

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As of Saturday evening, India has confirmed 315 cases and four deaths. 

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