Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar contracts coronavirus, urges others who came in contact to get tested

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Aug 24, 2020, 08:32 PM(IST)

File photo of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Earlier, BJP's Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BS Yediyurappa, who are CMs of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan respectively contracted coronavirus

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said he is infected with the novel coronavirus.

"I was tested for Novel Corona Virus today. My test report has returned positive," the CM of Northern Indian state said, in a Twitter post. 

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"I appeal to all colleagues and associates who came in my contact over the last week to get themselves tested. I request my close contacts to move into strict quarantine immediately."

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Earlier on Monday, Haryana assembly speaker Gian Chand Gupta and two other BJP MLAs from the state had also tested positive for coronavirus. 

The developments today have raised concerns as in two days Monsoon Session is set to begin in Haryana.  

Khattar is another chief minister of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who has tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, BJP's Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BS Yediyurappa, who are CMs of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan respectively contracted coronavirus. 

However, both, Chouhan and Yediyurappa have recovered from the deadly virus. 

Meanwhile, a few days ago Union Home Minister and former BJP chief Amit Shah was readmitted after he was successfully treated with coronavirus. Though Shah had tested negative and discharged, on Aug 17, he complained of “uneasiness” and “breathing difficulties” due to which he was hospitalised again. 
 

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