SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has been tested positive for coronavirus infected. The report of CM Sukhu has come on Sunday evening, in which he has been found to be Corona positive, a spokesperson of the state government said on Monday.
He said the chief minister was scheduled to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday, but the meeting has now been postponed.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu tests positive for #COVID19— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2022
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CM Sukhu is in Delhi and he was to return to Shimla on Monday but now he will remain quarantined at Himachal Sadan for three days. It is believed that this may delay the cabinet expansion of Himachal Pradesh.
According to the news agency PTI, the CM’s spokesperson said, “He was found positive during the routine tests required before meeting the Prime Minister.”
Earlier, CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu had participated in Bharat Jodo Yatra along with 40 Congress MLAs.
Sukhu along with deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, state Congress Chief Pratibha Singh and 38 newly elected MLAs had joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan on December 16.