Mumbai March 1
As many as 105 persons, quarantined for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, have been discharged from hospitals in Maharashtra, while four persons are under observation, the state government said on Saturday.
Two persons are quarantined at a hospital in Mumbai, while one person each has been admitted to isolation wards of hospitals in Pune and Nashik. The state has not recorded any case of coronavirus infection so far Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.
Till now a total of 59,654 passengers were screened at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for possible exposure to the coronavirus (Covid 19) since 18 January 2020. Passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Iran and Italy are being screened, he said.
In the meanwhile the impact of the coronavirus continued to grip investors and key indices logged edged lower on all five trading days of the week. On Friday, at Bombay Stock Exchange’s sensitivity index (SENSEX) continued its downward slide and crashed by over 1,400 points.
After crashing 1000 points at open, SENSEX extended losses to close 1448 points lower at 38,235, recording its biggest one-day decline since 24 August 2015. Fears that coronavirus may cripple the global economy triggered a massive sell-off. Nifty suffered its worst weekly fall since 2009.
Due to the crash investors lost nearly Rs. 6 lakh crore, stock market experts said and added that in the last 6 sessions, the investors lost nearly Rs 10 lakh crore.
Similarly at the National Stock Exchange, Nifty closed down at 11,201 points registered the worst weekly loss since 2009. The downslide was primarily attributed to the spread of coronavirus across the globe. Sell-off was seen across sectors. Here are some of the major single-day crashes in the past that you should know about.
The shares of Banks, automobile companies, oil and gas, pharma, metal, FMGC and power suffered the most. The shares of Tata Steel, Tata Mahindra, Bajaj Finance, Infosys, Mahindra and Mahindra and ONGC fail by 5.31 per cent.