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Lav Agarwal, Face Of Daily COVID-19 Media Briefings In India, Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Ananya Jain
Ananya JainUpdated on Aug 15, 2020, 16:05 IST

The face of government's COVID-19 briefings, Lav Agarwal has tested positive for coronavirus. The ongoing pandemic has made the country suffer with exhausted medical supplies and several other major problems.?

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At the same time the joint secretary in the health ministry Lav Agarwal, who has been seen addressing daily media briefings on the COVID-19 outbreak when it was picking up pace in the country, has tested positive for coronavirus infection.

A 1996-batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, Agarwal was the central government's official spokesperson at the national media briefings to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation in the country throughout April and May.

"Dear All, Just to inform you that I have tested positive for COVID-19 and initiating home isolation as per guidelines. Requesting all my friends, colleagues for self monitoring. Contact tracing will be done by the Health Team. Hoping to see everyone soon," the 48-year-old said in a tweet on Friday.

Health ministry media briefings are now addressed by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan with Agarwal also remaining present.

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