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Bihar deputy CMs, two ministers test positive for Covid-19

According to officials, all members of the cabinet had undergone RTPCR tests ahead of the cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday as a precautionary measure.

By: Express News Service | Patna |
Updated: January 6, 2022 8:24:15 am
Bihar Deputy CM Renu Devi and Tar Kishor Prasad, tested positive for COVID 19 Wednesday. (File)

Bihar deputy CMs, Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, and teo Bihar ministers were on Wednesday tested Covid positive. At least 25 people from CM security have been reportedly also tested positive.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has made Covid test mandatory for any official meeting. The CM has already postponed his scheduled Samaj Sudhar Abhiyan. Covid cases have postponed because of sudden surge in Covid cases over last few days. The state government has also decided to close down religious places, malls and parks as 2,222 active Covid cases were reported till Tuesday.

CM House sources said at keast 25 people in CM security have been also tested positive. There are about 600 people deployed for CM security. There is, however, no official confirmation of it. A CM House official said: “It may be true or not true as we do not get reports on all people in CM security”.

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