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Samples for COVID-19 testing transported to Pune Virology lab by Naval aircraft

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has climbed to 873.

Published: 28th March 2020 12:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2020 12:53 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

MUMBAI: Sixty samples for COVID-19 testing were ferried by an Indian Navy Dornier aircraft which took off from INS Hansa to Pune.

The samples were carried by a technician from Goa state health department, Defence Wing officials said.

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The Goan medical team had earlier been airlifted to Pune on March 25 for COVID-19 test facility setup training at National Institute of Virology (NIV) and was brought back by another naval aircraft the following day.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has climbed to 873, including 19 deaths, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.

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