STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

COVID-19: Himachal BJP chief, ex CMs Dhumal, Kumar in quarantine

HP Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhry had tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

Published: 07th August 2020 04:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2020 04:19 PM   |  A+A-

Prem Kumar Dhumal

By PTI

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Suresh Kashyap and former chief ministers Prem Kumar Dhumal and Shanta kumar have quarantined themselves after the state power minister tested positive for coronavirus.

HP Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhry had tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

Kashyap had recently come in contact with Chaudhry.

He has tested negative for coronavirus but has self quarantined as a precautionary measure, a party spokesperson said.

In a Facebook post, Dhumal said he had quarantined himself at his Hamirpur home after he came in contact with Kashyap.

In a statement, former chief minister Kumar said he has quarantined himself for 14 days as a precaution.

Kumar said that BJP President Kashyap had met him on Thursday and later met Dhumal.

He had earlier met the power minister.

Noting that many leaders were breaking COVID regulations by taking out processions, Kumar said there was a need to step up vigil against coronavirus.

While leaders are talking about taking precautions against coronavirus in their speeches, they are completely negligent in their behaviour, he said.

"This carelessness can become very dangerous for them,” said Kumar.

He also requested Chief Minister Jairam Thakur to minimise his tours during the pandemic and strictly follow guidelines wherever tours are necessary.

 

More from Nation.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp