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Total 35 Armed Forces Men Lost Battle Against Covid-19, Says MoS Defence Shripad Naik

WorldNews Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Total 35 Armed Forces Men Lost Battle Against Covid-19, Says MoS Defence Shripad NaikA total of 32 Indian Army personnel and three Indian Air Force men succumbed to the deadly coronavirus, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in the Parliament on Wednesday. "The number of deceased due to Covid-19 in Army and Air Force are 32 and 3, respectively, and 'NIL' in case of Navy," Naik said in a reply to Congress MP Anumula Revanth Reddy in Lok Sabha. The minister also said that the number of Covid-19 cases in the Army, Navy and Air Force stands to 16,758, 1,365 and 1,716, respectively. About compensation to the family members of the deceased armed forces men, the minister said that as per the extant rules, there...
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