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U.S. reaches 2 million in COVID-19 cases

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — 2 million Americans are now living with COVID-19, another incredible marker in this ongoing pandemic. And as the U.S. reopens, cases are on the rise in 20 states. The death toll is now over 110,000 people, nearly ¼ of all deaths globally.

The President of the Central Tibetan Administration in exile in India chimed into the India-China border dispute. Dr. Lobsang Sangay says the disputed parts of Ladakh have always been part of India and that this dispute would continue as long as Tibet remains an issue. He added China’s military moves of late are meant to distract from the origins of COVID-19.

And Indian-American community leader Ramesh Patel passed away from complications related to COVID-19. He was 78. Patel was the chairman of the Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut known as FIA Tristate, the organizer of the massive India Day parade annually in New York.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Los Angeles County’s Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a Board of Supervisors meeting said “with all certainty” stay-at-home orders will remain in place for the next three months, adding restrictions will be relaxed under a five step plan. LA County is now the epicenter in California of the coronavirus, with more than 1,300 deaths to date.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy paid homage to Indian American physicians Satyender and Priya Khanna — a father and daughter duo who both died after contracting COVID-19 while treating patients.

The World Health Organization’s Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan commended India for keeping the coronavirus cases and deaths low compared to other countries, saying they will play an important role in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.

And the LG owned chemical factory that leaked gas in South India that killed at least 12 people, while putting hundreds in hospital, admitted they were operating illegally until at least the middle of 2019.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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225 fly SFO to India on 1st flight since shutdown

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The first batch of Indian nationals stuck in the United States for weeks because of COVID-19 shutdowns departed from San Francisco and are now in Mumbai. The 225 passengers on board are part of a global effort to repatriate hundreds of thousands of people that need to be back on the subcontinent due to special circumstances under the Government of India’s Vande Bharat mission. Only on Diya TV is OUR conversation with India’s Counsel General in San Francisco, Sanjay Panda, who gave full context of this mission that has the Indian government working overtime.

87-year-old former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was released from a New Delhi hospital. Singh suffered a reaction to new medication and a developed fever. He was given a test for COVID-19 that came back negative.

Tesla, California’s only car manufacturer, may be looking for greener pastures after their Fremont factory was not allowed to reopen by Alameda County. In a series of tweets, CEO Elon Musk said this was the last straw and on Monday, he opened the factory up anyway. Meanwhile, there are a number of states actively courting Musk & Tesla, whose stock price has soared in 2020.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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