Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests COVID positive for the second time this year, under home isolation

This is the second time this year that Kumar has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. He had earlier contracted the virus in January this year.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests COVID positive for the second time this year, under home isolation
Nitish Kumar (File Image)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus and has been kept under home isolation, a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed today. “Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has tested positive for COVID. He was keeping unwell for the past 2-3 days. He is in home isolation and doctors have advised him to rest,” said the CMO statement.

This is the second time this year that Kumar has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. He had earlier contracted the virus in January this year. On Monday, Kumar had skipped the swearing-in ceremony of India’s new President Droupadi Murmu in Delhi. He has also skipped a meeting of chief ministers on July 17, and the farewell dinner for outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind on July 25.

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