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CMs Nitish Kumar, Bommai test Covid positive

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Senjo M R
January 10, 2022 21:13 IST
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Karnataka counterpart Basavaraj Bommai tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

IMAGE: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (left)and his Karnataka counterpart Basavaraj Bommai. Photograph: ANI Photo

The Bihar chief minister's office shared the information on its Twitter handle, adding that the septuagenarian leader urged people of the state to follow all measures which are part of the COVID protocol.


Notably, on Monday last, several attendees of Nitish Kumar's janta ke durbar mein mukhyamantri programme had tested positive for the contagion.

A day later, many Bihar ministers, including both deputy CMs had tested positive just ahead of a cabinet meeting.

This had prompted Kumar to suspend many of his programmes including the state-wide samaj sudhar abhiyan against alcohol consumption, and social evils like dowry and child marriage.

In the past one week, several staff members deployed at the Chief Minister's 1, Anne Marg, residence have been found infected with the coronavirus.

Karnataka CM Bommai on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, with mild symptoms.

Bommai also said he is doing 'fine' and is under home quarantine.

"I have tested positive for COVID-19 today with mild symptoms. My health is fine, I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested," Bommai tweeted.

He had attended several official engagements today including last rites of noted Kannada literary figure Chandrashekhar Patil, launch of precaution dose COVID vaccination, meeting on administrative reforms, and meeting with a delegation of former Vice Chancellors, among others.

Recently, Bommai's cabinet colleagues -- revenue minister R Ashoka and Primary and secondary education BC Nagesh -- had tested COVID positive.

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