In a written reply to the Lok Sabha the Minister of External Affairs informed that 276 Indians are infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus abroad.
Ministry of External Affairs in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha: 276 Indians are infected with #coronavirus abroad including 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE, 5 in Italy, and 1 each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka. pic.twitter.com/Hk1GjJoXyT— ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2020
Of these, 255 Indians are infected in Iran followed by 12 in the UAE and 5 in Italy. 1 Indian citizen has been infected with the virus in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda and Sri Lanka each. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as of 9 AM on 18th March 2020, 144 people have tested positive in India of which 130 are active cases and 14 have been cured and discharged. This includes 25 foreign nationals. Three people have died of the virus in India.