21 staff members test Covid positive at Bihar CM’s residence

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Amid third Covid wave, the infection has reached Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s residence in Patna. On Wednesday, 21 persons including security personnel and other staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

Keeping in view of severe infections, the Chief Minister has postponed all his appointments and programmes including Janata Darbar and Samaj Sudhar Abhiyan (Social reform campaign) for an indefinite period.

According to an official, CM Nitish Kumar will continue holding meetings related to important state matters like the third wave of corona.

Earlier, four cabinet ministers including two chief ministers Tar Kishore Prasad and Renu Devi tested Covid positive. Besides, Ashok Chaudhary, the Building Construction Minister and Excise Minister Sunil Kumar also tested positive.

A high level meeting headed by Nitish Kumar was held in Patna on Wednesday where only those ministers and officials participated who had Covid negative reports.

“I participated in the meeting physically as my report is negative. Those ministers who turned Corona positive participated virtually in the meeting. We have discussed the issues of Covid and its preventive measures,” said Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, the Industry Minister.

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