Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal tested covid19 positive on Thursday. Confirming the news on social media this morning he wrote, “I would like to inform everyone that I have tested positive for COVID and I will be in quarantine for the next coming days. I got myself tested before the session and then again immediately after the session. Before the session, I tested negative. After the session, I have tested positive. Anyone who has been in contact with me please for your and your family’s safety get tested."
The minster has thus urged everyone who have been in his contact to get themselves tested. As soon as he shared the news, wishes for his speedy recovery started to pour on social media. Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amrinder Singh tweeted, ''Wishing speedy recovery to my colleague and Finance Minister @MSBADAL who has tested positive for #Covid19. Take care of your health!"
The cumulative cases in the country reached 1,12,85,561 including 1,89,226 active cases and 1,09,38,146 recoveries. The death count due to COVID-19 has mounted to 1,58,189, the health ministry said on Thursday morning.