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 - Covid-19 Pandemic Far From Over, Says Health Ministry as Surge in Cases Noted Globally

Besides, Bihar Deputy CM had also sent his swab sample for COVID-19 test. Also Read - SL vs IND 2021: Second T20I Postponed After Krunal Pandya Tests Positive For Covid-19

“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 - Mumbai Local Train Latest Update: Restrictions Likely to be Lifted For Fully Vaccinated Passengers Soon, Say Reports | Key Points

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.