Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, hours after the test results of Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta and two BJP MLAs came positive.

The prominent politicians of the state have contracted the virus just two days before the monsoon session of the assembly is set to begin.

“I was tested for Novel Corona Virus today. My test report has returned positive,” Khattar said on Twitter.

“I appeal to all colleagues and associates who came in my contact over the last week to get themselves tested. I request my close contacts to move into strict quarantine immediately,” he said.

The chief minister was taken to the PGIMER hospital in Chandigarh for a detailed check-up in the evening. An official told PTI that his condition is stable and he has isolated himself in his official residence.

Khattar, who is also the Leader of the Assembly, will not be available for the monsoon session scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

Besides the chief minister, speaker and two MLAs—Aseem Goel and Ram Kumar—six assembly staffers have also tested positive for the disease.

Last week, on Health Minister Anil Vij’s suggestion, the speaker had made it mandatory for anyone entering the Haryana Vidhan Sabha complex to show a COVID-19 negative certificate.

The seating arrangement in the 90-member house will also be changed to ensure social distancing.

Khattar had tested negative for COVID-19 last week, days after he attended a meeting with Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who has been found infected with the contagious disease.

BJP MPs from Hisar and Kurukshetra, Brijendra Singh and Nayab Singh Saini, and party legislator from Thanesar Subhash Sudha had also tested positive for coronavirus earlier.

News Source: The Week


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