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COVID-19 tally raced five lakh with the highest single-day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday renewed his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Coronavirus outbreak which has affected over five lakh people in the country. The government has no plan to defeat the pandemic and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “surrendered” as he refuses to fight coronavirus, Mr Gandhi tweeted today.

The last meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, was held on 9 June, The Print reported, adding that the ICMR last met more than two weeks ago.

Mr Gandhi’s latest attack came on a day India’s COVID-19 tally raced past five lakh with the highest single-day surge of 18,552 cases. It took just 149 days to cross the five-lakh mark; the infections had crossed the four lakh figure six days ago.  

According to the ICMR, cumulative total of 79,96,707 samples have been tested up to June 26 with 2,20,479 samples being tested on Friday, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic.

India has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus cases among 10 nations worst-hit by coronavirus. The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 4.89 lakh people globally since it was first detected in China in December last year. Over 96.04 lakh people have been infected with the highly contagious virus globally.