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.