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2 Days ahead of Punjab Assembly, 23 Ministers & MLAs Test Positive for Covid-19

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Last Updated: August 26, 2020, 19:21 IST

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The Punjab CM gave the figure during a video conference convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi with the chief ministers of seven Opposition-ruled states to discuss various issues.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said 23 ministers and MLAs were coronavirus positive two days before the Vidhan Sabha session on August 28. He gave the figure during a video conference convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi with the chief ministers of seven Opposition-ruled states to discuss various issues.

With this, the CM tried to emphasise that the scenario was not conducive for holding physical examination for JEE-NEET. The chief minister, however, did not disclose how many of Punjab MLAs and ministers have recovered so far.

“As of today, two days before the scheduled Punjab Vidhan Sabha session, 23 Ministers/MLAs were Covid positive,” said the CM in an official release. “If this was the state of the legislators and ministers, one can only imagine how grave the situation on the ground was. The scenario was not conducive to holding physical examinations,” he said.

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first published:August 26, 2020, 19:12 IST
last updated:August 26, 2020, 19:21 IST
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