New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh minister Mahendra Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, a state government official said on Sunday. Also Read - Mitchell Starc Happy With Decision To Not Play IPL 2020, Says 'Wouldn't Change It'

“He tested positive for COVID-19 around two-three days ago,” he said. Also Read - IPL 2020: Players to be Tested Every 5th Day During Tournament, 7-day Quarantine For Kin Who Breaches Bio Bubble

The news of Singh, the Jal Shakti minister of Uttar Pradesh, testing positive for COVID-19 comes on a day when Kamal Rani Varun, the lone woman member in the state cabinet, succumbed to the disease. Also Read - Prevent Plastic Pandemic: Here is How COVID-19 PPE Can be Converted to Biofuel

Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh has also tested positive for COVID-19.