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Government has taken comprehensive steps to reduce impact of pandemic: LS Speaker Om Birla

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla praised the Modi government on Tuesday for its "comprehensive steps" in the fight against the coronavirus and said their results in reducing the impact of the pandemic have been encouraging.
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