Cabinet Secretary reviews COVID-19 management strategy in nine states showing rise in active cases
Friday, 24 July 2020 () A high-level virtual review meeting was chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba with the Chief Secretaries and Health Secretaries of the nine states that are driving the present spurt of the active caseload in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
While addressing a press conference in Lucknow on July 22, the Principal Secretary (Health) in Uttar Pradesh government, Amit Mohan Prasad spoke on current situation of COVID-19 in the state. He said, "UP reported 2,308 new COVID-19 cases, taking active cases to 20,825 active in last 24 hours. Number...
India's Union Home minister Amit Shah tested positive for Covid-19 infection on August 2. He tweeted about the positive diagnosis, saying that he got tested after showing initial symptoms of the disease. The minister said that he was getting hospitalised on the advice of doctors, although he was feeling fine. Shah also appealed to people who met him recently to get tested. A day earlier, Shah had attended an event in honour of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 100th death anniversary. He was seen wearing a mask at the event in which he also gave a virtual address. Shah's ministry has been at the centre of managing the Covid pandemic in India, along with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Ministry of Home Affairs has been coordinating the implementation of first the lockdown, and now Unlock, with the various states and Union territories. India's Covid tally has reached 17.5 lakh with over 37,300 deaths so far. The country has over 5.67 lakh active cases of Covid infection.
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