New Delhi: Jharkhand’s Health Minister Banna Gupta on Tuesday night said he has tested positive for coronavirus. Taking to twitter, he made the announcement. Also Read - 'World-Class Service Provider, Left an Indelible Mark': Tributes Pour in From Political Circle on Demise of Suresh Angadi
He also urged all who have come in contact with him in the past week to get themselves tested. Also Read - Reassess COVID Situation, Focus on Micro Containment Zones: PM Modi to CMs of 7 Worst-hit States
“I got my corona checked today, the report has come positive. In the last few days, people who have come in contact with me are requested to get their investigation done,” he said in tweet. Also Read - Coronavirus Update: Low Level of This Nutrient Can Increase Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients
Jharkhand on Monday reported 843 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally to 24,067. Eleven more patients died in the state, following which the toll increased to 255. So far, 15,348 people have recovered from the disease.
Reports suggested that Gupta was present in the state cabinet meeting held earlier in the day and was seated along with Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh.
Gupta had some symptoms of COVID-19 but still he attended the meeting and it is believed that the entire cabinet, including Chief Minister Hemant Soren, will go for quarantine.
Meanwhile, AJSU Party president Sudesh Mahto also said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Mahto, who got tested after noticing certain symptoms, is currently in home quarantine.
Mahto’s party was a part of the previous Raghubar Das-led government. However, it severed ties ahead of the last year’s state polls and fought alone, winning only two seats.