Coronavirus update: Delhi CM self-isolates

India tally crosses 250,000; death toll over 7,000

By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 08 June 2020

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overruled Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal’s decision to reserve healthcare facilities in the city for its ‘residents’.

  • Kejriwal, meanwhile, self-idolated after reports of sneezing and coughing.
  • KS Dhatwalia, principal director-general of India’s Press Information Bureau, tested positive for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Press Trust of India said.
  • He has been admitted to All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, the news agency reported citing sources late night June 7, 2020.
  • Dhatwalia regularly attended media briefings in the Capital along with central ministers and top officials.
  • India has started to lift its countrywide lockdown June 8.
  • Apart from Metro railways and air travel, most other economic activity has been permitted to resume, subject to conditions.
  • The footfall of people has already increased, especially in the metros


  • the country recorded 9,983 new positive cases June 7, according to the Union health ministry.
  • This took its totaly tally to 256,611.
  • Of them, 125,381 were active cases.
  • The death toll increased by 206 to 7,135.
  • Maharashtra continued to host the largest number of infected by a wide margin, with 43,601 active cases.
  • Delhi has 16,229 recorded patients while Tamil Nadu has 14,399.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced hospitals in the city state will be shut for non-residents.
  • His government has earlier come down on private players for testing asymptomatic persons.
  • Cases being reassigned to states: 9,189.
  • Sikkim, which recorded its first case on May 23, now has seven patients.

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