Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna breathed his last at AIIMS Rishikesh at 12.05 pm Friday after battling with COVID-19.
Ukhrul district in Manipur reported 11 positive cases as per the latest update.
The "Nagalim national flag" would be flown half mast for two consecutive days on May 17 and May 18 as a mark of our respect to the departed soul.
To prevent further spread of the disease in the infected areas, the district administration had declared six residences of the district as containment zones.
The deceased was admitted to JNIMS New Covid Block on Monday after testing positive for the viral infection. He succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday early morning.
The deceased jamandar Waikhom Ronald was admitted to Guwahati Medical College on April 20 after he tested positive for COVID-19.
India has been witnessing a descending death trend and the tally of 578 COVID-19 cases was reported on Saturday
The deceased was personnel of 1st IRB posted at the battalion located at HQ Veng but recently he was doing a refresher course at 1st MR, Imphal, where he was tested COVID-19 positive.
India’s death toll also risen to 26,816 with 543 more deaths reported on Sunday.