New Delhi: Locket Chatterjee, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP has tested positive for highly contagious COVID-19 or coronavirus. Also Read - Russia's Coronavirus Vaccine Not Sufficiently Tested? German Questions Safety of World's 1st COVID Vaccine
“I have tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, having mild fever and was in self-isolation for the past one week”, the actress-turned politician tweeted. Chatterjee also said that she will further update about her health condition. “I will keep everyone posted. All is well,” she added. Also Read - IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals Fielding Coach Dishant Yagnik Tests Positive For Coronavirus
A few day back, she was elevated as BJP general secretary in West Bengal. On June 19, she had attended the funeral of martyred army jawan Rajesh Orang in Birbhum district wherein hundreds of people were present.
Chatterjee, who left her acting career to join politics, is the Lok Sabha MP from Hooghly in West Bengal.
COVID-19 in West Bengal
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state crossed the 6,000-mark. As of now, 699 people have died of the disease and 13,037 have recovered from it in the state.