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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad tests COVID-19 positive  COVID19

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad tests COVID-19 positive 

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Oct 2020, 04:07 pm

New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday confirmed he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Azad said he is currently staying in home quarantine.

"I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am in home quarantine. Those who came in contact with me in last few days may kindly follow the protocol," the senior Congress leader tweeted.

With few days ahead of the kickstarting of the festive season, India on Friday added over 63,000 Covid-19 cases taking the tally of infections to 73,70,468.

The worst Covid-19 affected country has added 63,371 Novel Coronavirus cases in 24 hours between Thursday and Friday mornings.

The Covid-19 toll has further increased to 1,12,161 with 895 new deaths reported in the same period.

Though the active cases in the country have gone down in the last few days, India is staring at a huge surge in Covid-19 cases as the country is set to enter into the festive season.

West Bengal, which is gearing up for festival Durga Puja the next week, on Thursday reported the biggest single-day spike with 3,270 new infections taking the overall tally to 3,09,417, including 31,984 active cases, 5870 deaths and 2,71,563 discharges.