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Uttarakhand CM, ministers and bureaucrats quarantined as COVID positive Satpal Mahraj attends meeting

By IndianMandarins- 01 Jun 2020


After Uttarakhand tourism minister Satpal Maharaj being tested positive for Covid-19 along with two his sons and daughters-in-law and as many as 17 members of Maharaj’s staff on May 31, Uttarakhand chief minister and two other cabinet ministers have been put under quarantine


First Maharaj’s wife was tested positive for the infection. Maharaj had attended a cabinet meeting with the CM and senior bureaucrats including chief secretary and health secretary.


A total of 41 people including Maharaj and others who came in contact with his wife, were put in quarantine and tested for the viral infection as per the health norm on Saturday itself. The remaining have tested negative. Government spokesperson Madan Kaushik, who is among the Cabinet members to be quarantined, said, “All the norms issued by the health department will be followed by us according to which CM Rawat, minister of forest Harak Singh Rawat and I will go in quarantine.”

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