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Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Tests COVID-19 Positive

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Medics prepare to collect samples for swab tests from a COVID-19 mobile testing van, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Ramakrishna Mission area in New Delhi, Saturday, May 2, 2020.
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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday, 15 September, informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He is presently in home isolation in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, according to ANI, (Dr) Balram Bhargava, Director General (DG), ICMR said that India distributed the COVID-19 curve “in a way that we didn’t have many deaths”, and that “we didn’t have a huge peak at all.”

India's COVID-19 case tally on Tuesday crossed the 49-lakh mark with a spike of 83,809 new cases and 1,054 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 49,30,237.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, 14 September, said that the coronavirus death rate in the national capital is the lowest in the world and the concern should be the number of deaths due to the virus and not the number of cases.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll in India crossed 80,000 on Monday, with the country recording the highest fatalities in the world over the past fortnight.

Snapshot
  • 20 pairs of clone trains to start from 21 September on specific routes, said Railway Ministry
  • Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, 14 September
  • The COVID-19 death toll in India crossed 80,000 on Monday
  • According to Johns Hopkins’ data, global COVID-19 cases have crossed 28.8 million
  • Clinical trials in Britain have resumed for the Astrazeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine
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9:51 PM , 15 Sep

20 Pairs of Clone Trains to Run from 21 September: Railway Ministry

20 pairs of clone trains to start from 21 September on specific routes. These services will be in addition to Sharmik Special and Special trains, reported ANI, citing Ministry of Railways.

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7:23 PM , 15 Sep

Arunachal Pradesh CM Tests COVID-19 +ive

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19, according to PTI. He is presently in home isolation in New Delhi

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Published: 15 Sep 2020, 7:57 AM IST