Coronavirus cases in India jump to 283 on Saturday after 47 people tested positive for the deadly virus, the Health Ministry said.
Among the 283 cases are 39 foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore, ND TV reported.
23 people have recovered from the disease so far in India.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 63, including three foreigners.
State health minister Rajesh Tope made a fresh appeal to avoid public transport to contain the spread and warned of tougher measures, having already asked offices and shops to close.
The Indian Railways said that 13 people, including eight who travelled on the AP Sampark Kranti train on March 13, have tested positive for coronavirus.
It added that a couple was taken off the Bengaluru-Delhi Rajdhani train on Saturday after co-passengers spotted a quarantine seal on the husband’s hand.
“Railways has found some cases of coronavirus infected passengers in trains which makes train travel risky. Avoid train travel as you may also get infected if your co-passenger has coronavirus,” Indian Railways tweeted.
At least 40 people have contracted the virus in Kerala, including seven foreign nationals.
Delhi has reported 26 positive cases, which include one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 24 cases, including one foreigner.