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24 persons died in India in Coronavirus Outbreak : One more died after walked 200 kilometers from Delhi to Madhya Pradesh amid Lockdown
TIWN March 29, 2020
24 persons died in India in Coronavirus Outbreak : One more died after walked 200 kilometers from Delhi to Madhya Pradesh amid Lockdown
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AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, March 29 (TIWN): The coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over 26,000 lives and infected at least 5,75,000 people across 201 countries, according to the WHO has killed 24 persons in India, infecting over 987 persons total. Fresh reports say, in India, Covid-19 has claimed 24 lives and infected as many as 987 people, according to data from the Health Ministry and State governments. Of this, over 880 cases are active. The coronavirus has claimed over 26,000 lives and infected at least 5,75,000 people across 201 countries, according to the WHO. The outbreak has been particularly grim in the U.S., Italy and Spain, apart from China, where it originated in December 2019. A 39-year-old man, who had walked almost 200 kilometers from Delhi to reach his home in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, collapsed and died in Agra on Saturday. The man, identified as Ranveer Singh, worked as home delivery boy for a private restaurant in the national capital.

According to police, the victim collapsed near Kailash turning of the national highway-2, after which a local hardware store owner Sanjay Gupta rushed to the victim.

Sikandra station house officer (SHO) Arvind Kumar, said, ''Gupta made the victim lie on a carpet and offered tea and biscuit. The victim complained about chest pain and also called his brother-in-law Arvind Singh over phone to share his health condition. At around 6.30 p.m, the victim passed away and local police was informed."

Ranveer had left for his native village on Friday morning on foot. It is likely that exhaustion of 200-km walk might have caused chest pain.

The SHO said, "On the entire NH-2 stretch, UP policemen are present with food packets and water for such persons but Ranveer''s death is unfortunate."

After the death, policemen took the victim''s body for post-mortem. The autopsy report is yet to be released.

According to information available, Ranveer was working in Delhi''s Tughlakabad for the past three-years. He is survived by three children including two daughters. He belongs to a family of farmers and was the main bread winner for his family.

His family has been brought to Agra to take the body back to their village for the last rites.

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