Jharkhand Chief Minister Self-Isolates After Minister, MLA Test Positive

New Delhi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted he is isolating himself as a safety measure after two of his colleagues tested positive for the highly infectious coronavirus. “My fellow minister of the cabinet Mr Mithilesh Thakur ji and our party’s MLA Mr Mathura Mahato ji have been found infected with coronavirus,” Mr Soren tweeted.

“Both are being treated in a government hospital. As a precaution, I will also be in self-isolation for the next few days from today. But I will continue to perform every important work,” the Chief Minister tweeted in Hindi.

Mr Soren’s samples are expected to be tested today, news agency PTI reported.

“You are again urged to avoid going to crowded areas as much as possible. Make sure to use a mask, and if there is no mask, cover your face with a cloth. I would like to remind you to maintain social distancing but keep your hearts connected,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

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