Bengaluru: The nation is on tenterhooks as the Coronavirus makes its way into India. 

While fear and panic rule the roost, none other than the Prime Minister Narendra Modi took it upon himself to educate the citizens on the ways to keep themselves protected and a plea urging them not to worry. 

In a tweet put out earlier in the day, he emphasised the small steps that play a big role in keeping the virus from spreading itself. 

Small steps like washing hands frequently, avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth and most importantly, maintaining a healthy distance from others go a long way in preventing the disease. 


Apart from these steps, it is also advisable that if one contracts cough and flu, one consults a doctor and seeks his advice on the issue. 

Update on Coronavirus cases across the world: 

The coronavirus death toll in China climbed to 2,943 with 31 more deaths. 

According to the World Health Organisation, there are 89,527 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,056 deaths reported globally in 67 countries.

Meanwhile, South Korea's coronavirus case total, the largest in the world outside China approached 5,000 on Tuesday as authorities reported 477 new cases.

Two more people had died, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, taking the toll to 28.

The country has seen a rapid rise in infections in recent days as authorities carry out checks on more than 260,000 people associated with the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a religious group often condemned as a cult that is linked to more than half the cases.

United States Vice President Mike Pence has said that the number of deaths in the US from the deadly coronavirus rose to six on Monday while the total number of confirmed cases in the country crossed 90, as the novel virus continues to spread around the world despite travel restrictions.  

All the six deaths in the US are from the Washington state with 43 domestic cases and 48 cases of the individuals who returned to the US, officials said on Monday.