New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has tested negative for COVID-19 or coronavirus. Earlier in the day, Kumar and his four secretaries underwent COVID-19 tests after they attended an event with Bihar Legislative Council Chairperson Awadhesh Narayan Singh, who was found infected with the deadly virus. Also Read - Coronavirus Cases in Delhi Cross 1.45 Lakh-mark, Kejriwal Says Situation Under Control | Top Developments
Besides, Bihar Deputy CM had also sent his swab sample for COVID-19 test. Also Read - Satish Shah Tested COVID-19 Positive in July, Was Admitted to Hospital, Now Under Home Quarantine
“Deputy CM has sent his swab sample today for COVID-19 testing. Besides, samples of around 10 other officials and staff of the deputy chief minister’s office have been sent for testing,” sources close to the Deputy CM said. Also Read - 'Many From Outside Getting Tested Here': Delhi Health Minister on Rise in Capital's COVID-19 Cases
Kumar along with Suhil Modi had shared the dais with Singh, a BJP leader, at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected MLCs here on July 1. Nine newly-elected members of the state legislative council in Bihar were administered the oath of office by Singh on Wednesday.
Coronavirus in Bihar
The state’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 11,111 and death toll climbed to 84. To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Bihar government has decided to impose a fine of Rs 50 on people found not wearing face masks at offices and public places.