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MPs Who Attended PAC Asked To Quarantine For A Week After Staffer Tests Positive

UM Jitendra Singh said he has gone into self-quarantine with immediate effect after receiving news that J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina has tested positive

NEW DELHI| All lawmakers who attended a Parliament Committee meeting (PAC) a few days back have been asked to go into self-isolation for seven days. MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar took to twitter to say that he will be quarantining himself for a week after a staff member of the Committee Secretariat tested positive for the coronavirus. Chandrasekhar was amongst the MPs who attended the PAC meeting.

Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said he has gone into self-quarantine with immediate effect after receiving news that Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina has tested positive. Singh said Raina had accompanied his team from Srinagar to Bandipora on July 12.

The Ministry of Health today said 86% of the total cases of coronavirus in India are confined to 10 states. “Two of these have 50% of these cases Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and eight other states have 36% cases,” said Rajesh Bhushan, OSD in the Ministry of Health.

As the world record more than 13 million coronavirus infections, India’s tally crosses nine lakh. At least 13,000,166 cases and 569,990 deaths have been recorded and the United States is the worst-hit country with 3,341,838 cases and 135,425 deaths, the tally showed. India is the third-worst affected country with 8.78 lakh cases till 8 am on Monday and 23,174 deaths.

The virus’ spread is worsening in many countries and “there will be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future,” the director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said.

Tedros called for countries to come up with comprehensive strategies, and noted that roughly half of all new cases are in the Americas. His remarks came a day after Florida shattered the record among U.S. states for the largest single-day increase in new confirmed cases, with more than 15,000.

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