Patna: Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar, state Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday. He has been admitted at Patna’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment.Also Read - Thousands of RRB Exam Candidates Protest in Patna, Arrah; Block Railway Tracks For Over 5 Hours

“Tested positive for CORONA. All parameters perfectly normal. Started with mild temperature for last 2 days. Admitted to AIIMS Patna for better monitoring. CT scan of lungs normal. Will be back soon for campaigning,” tweeted the BJP leader. Also Read - Bihar Tourism Minister's Son Beaten Up For Allegedly 'Opening Fire at Children'

The Deputy CM had already quarantined himself after former Union minister and BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain tweeted on Wednesday about testing positive for coronavirus on the campaign trail in Bihar. Hussain wrote, “I had come in contact with few people who tested positive for Covid 19. I got myself tested today & my report has come positive. Request all who came in contact with me in last few days, kindly get yourself tested according to Govt guidelines.” Also Read - Bihar Extend Covid Restrictions Till This Date | Check Important Guidelines Here

“I have admitted myself into AIIMS trauma centre. I am feeling fine, nothing to worry about,” he added.

As per reports, Hussain tested positive two days after he addressed multiple rallies in Bihar. The Bihar election will be held in three phases for a total of 243 seats — the first phase for 71 seats on October 28, the second phase for 94 seats on November 3, and the third phase for the remaining 78 will be on November 7.