https://twitter.com/mail_today https://facebook.com/mailtoday Vol. 13 No. 261 | Pages 24 | ` 5.00 NEW DELHI, Monday, August 3, 2020 www.mailtoday.in / www.mailonline.in C VID-19 PANDEMIC INDIA SHAH TESTS POSITIVE, ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL DELHI FRESH CASES 54,736 961 TOTAL 17,50,724 1,37,677 NEW DEATHS 853 15 TOLL 37,364 4,004 Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital at around 4:30 pm on Sunday after he tested positive for the coronavirus. BIG B NEGATIVE, REACHES HOME Actor Amitabh Bachchan tests negative, discharged from Nanavati Hospital after a 23-day stay, reaches his residence in an ambulance. Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, TN Guv Banwarilal Purohit have tested positive for Covid-19. UP minister Kamal Rani Varun dies of the coronavirus. In a tweet, Shah said he got a test done after getting the initial symptoms. He said his His actor son, Abhishek health is fine.‘I request that all of Bachchan, is still positive for the you who have come in contact with coronavirus due to ‘some me in last few days, please isolate comorbidities’ & continues and get your tests done,’ Shah added. to be at the hospital. UP minister Mahendra Singh and state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh test positive for the coronavirus. SEE PAGES 2-3 CREDIT BATTLE SHADOWS CITY’S WARON COVID Experts warn against complacency as BJP, AAP clash for credit over dip in cases & LG-Delhi govt differences mount By Gulam Jeelani and Pankaj Jain in New Delhi ON Sunday, Delhi’s Covid19 death toll went past a grim milestone of 4,000. But overall, there’s been a remarkable turnaround in the past few weeks. ‘A well-curated and sound strategy was put in place by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. I am proud to say Delhi exited the list of top states when it comes to the infection rate and total number of coronavirus cases.’ RAGHAV CHADHA, AAP spokesperson ‘The atmosphere of fear and dread got over only when Amit Shah took charge of Delhi. Kejriwal should tell which model he is talking about. One that had people pleading for help from Delhi govt and none came?’ ADESH GUPTA, BJP Delhi chief Fatalities, new cases and the positivity rate have dropped. Testing and recoveries have gone up. There are more unoccupied hospital beds and isolation facilities now. ESCALATING WAR Slugfest intensifies as L-G Anil Baijal scraps AAP govt’s decision to open hotels & weekly markets. AAP says Centre deriving sadistic pleasure,Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia complains to Shah.Baijal and Kejriwal govt have also clashed over hospital quota for Delhiites as well as home isolation norms. All this could be possible after the Centre, led by Home Minister Amit Top doctors have not ruled out 2nd corona wave in city Shah, and the AAP government joined hands for a greater focus on treatment, testing and containment. “Daily deaths came down to 15 on Sunday. The total infections were less than 1,000. Let’s all keep working hard to ensure that the downward trend continues,” said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. But here’s a danger. An ugly credit war has broken out between BJP and AAP . And LG-Delhi govt differences are mounting. Experts warned against complacency as a second wave is possible. Turn to Page 2 ANOTHER CRISIS Youth Congress activists protest against the Centre over the coronavirus situation, near the residence of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on Sunday. South Delhi civic body is unable to buy PPE kits and masks for frontline warriors, asks residents to contribute money.
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