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Uttarakhand BJP Chief Bansidhar Bhagat Tests Covid-19 Positive, Assembly Speaker Announces Self Quarantine

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) puts a swab sample into a vial at a school which was turned into a centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease. (Representational Image: Reuters)

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) puts a swab sample into a vial at a school which was turned into a centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease. (Representational Image: Reuters)

Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal quarantined himself after Bhagat tested positive for COVID-19. Aggarwal was in touch with Bhagat two days ago, his PRO Tajendra Negi said.

Uttarakhand BJP president Bansidhar Bhagat on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Bhagat himself announced his test result and asked all those who came in contact with him last week to undergo COVID-19 testing.

Uttarakhand BJP vice-president Devendra Bhasin said Bhagat's treatment has begun. He also wished the state party chief a speedy recovery. "I was tested for corona on Friday and my test report has come positive. I request everyone who came in contact with me last week to undergo a corona test, " Bhagat said in a tweet.

"I hope I will be back soon with your blessings and good wishes," he said. Bhasin said the state BJP headquarters here has been closed for two days.

The party office here will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday during which it will be fully sanitised, he said, adding it will reopen on Monday.

Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal quarantined himself after Bhagat tested positive for COVID-19. Aggarwal was in touch with Bhagat two days ago, his PRO Tajendra Negi said.

The Speaker will undergo a coronavirus test a couple of days later but has gone into self-isolation as a precautionary measure, Negi said. He will take up work as advised by doctors after his report arrives, he said.

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