Bihar Minister, wife test positive for COVID-19


NEW DELHI | JUNE 29, 2020:

Bihar's Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare Minister, Vinod Kumar Singh and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

While confirming the reports, District Magistrate, Kanwal Tanuj said that they admitted the couple to an isolation ward at a city hospital.

"Contact tracing and testing are being conducted," Tanuj said.

The Minister is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Pranpur Assembly constituency in north Bihar's Katihar district and is the first minister in the state to contract the virus.

Meanwhile, Telangana Home Minister, Mohammed Mahmood Ali also tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday night.

Three members of the State Legislative Assembly, all belonging to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), have tested positive so far.