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Ladakh BJP MP Namgyal tests Covid-19 positive in UT, advised quarantine

IndiaTimes Monday, 14 September 2020 ()
BJP MP Namgyal urged all those who had come in contact with him over the last few days to go for self-isolation and undertake Covid-19 test. He participated in the 'Fit India Cyclothon' led by the Union minister in Leh on Monday morning. Local cycling associations and many enthusiastic sports persons also attended the cycling event which is a part of the month-and-a-half long 'Fit India Freedom Run' from August 15 to October 2, the officials said.
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