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Jharkhand: Health minister Banna +ve for covid-19

Ranchi: State health minister Banna Gupta has turned positive for covid-19, his office announced on Saturday stating that he has isolated himself at his residence in Jamshedpur and is currently doing fine. A communiqué from his office in the afternoon read that he was unwell for last few days.

“He was suffering from cough and cold after which he took covid-19 test. The report has come positive. However, he is doing fine,” it read, adding people who came in contact with him in recent times to get themselves tested for the virus and take appropriate precaution.  Gupta also tested positive during the first wave of the pandemic and had successfully recovered. Two days ago, state health secretary Arun Kumar Singh too tested positive covid-19.