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Fully vaccinated H’bag MP, wife test +ve for covid-19

Hazaribag: Jayant Sinha, former union minister and BJP’s MP from Hazaribag and his wife tested positive for covid-19. Both were fully vaccinated, Sinha said on Saturday announcing about their case through his social media handle. He wrote: “My wife @PunitaKSinha and I have just tested positive for Covid-19. We are fully vaccinated and have been taking all precautions. I would urge all with exposure to us to be alert for symptoms and, if required, test themselves. We have flu-like symptoms and are quarantining.”

Since the outbreak of the global pandemic in Jharkhand last March, several lawmakers and political leaders in the state contacted the virus. While many successfully recovered, at least two cabinet ministers in Jharkhand had a tough time battling the virus. While former minority affairs minister Hazi Hassan succumbed to the infection post recovery, education minister Jagarnnath Mahto had to undergo lung transplant. Mahto has resume his work only couple of months back.

Covid-19 cases are once again on surge in Jharkhand with Ranchi and Koderma leading the pack of new infections in recent days. State’s current active cases are close to 300, of which roughly about 50 percent were reported in last 10 days.