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Ahead of assembly session, 23 ministers and MLAs test COVID positive: Punjab CM


Published on: August 26, 2020 | Updated on: August 26, 2020

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said twenty-three ministers and MLAs tested coronavirus positive. (PTI Photo)

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said twenty-three 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.