Jharkhand CM quarantines self after Minister, MLA tested positive

JNS: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren home quarantined himself and prohibited entry of visitors in his residence on Wednesday, a day after a minister in his Cabinet and an MLA from his party tested COVID-19 positive.

“Chief Minister had come in contact with state minister Mithilesh Thakur who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday,” said Information and PR Department official.

Mithilesh Thakur minister Drinking water and Sanitation, and a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator from Garhwa, and Mathura Mahto JMM MLA from Tundi were tested COVID-19 positive on Tuesday; both are admitted at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

Soren twitted, he has quarantined himself at home as a precautionary measure. “Two of my colleagues from the Jharkhand Assembly have tested positive for Covid-19 recently. I have decided to quarantine myself at home as a precautionary measure,” he tweeted.

“As a precaution, I will also be in self-isolation for the next few days from today. In this sequence, I will execute all the necessary tasks. You can talk to me through social media too.

CM urged the people to avoid crowded areas, use mask and maintain social distancing.

“You are again urged to avoid going in crowded areas as much as possible. Make sure to use a mask, if there is no mask, then cover your face with a cloth. Like every time, I would like to remind you to keep distance between yourself. But keep the hearts connected,” he further tweeted.

According to the Jharkhand Information and Public Relation Department, “Chief Minister Hemant Soren has placed himself under home quarantine, also requested all officers and staff of CMO to undergo home quarantine. Entry to Chief Minister residence is prohibited.

On Wednesday, with 78 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 infection total count rushed to 3134 in Jharkhand.



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