Babulal Marandi tests positive for COVID-19; ex-Jharkhand CM to remain in home quarantine in Ranchi
Marandi recently returned from Delhi and was supposed to go on a four-day tour of Dumka on Saturday, state BJP spokesperson Saroj Singh said
Ranchi/ Dumka: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi said on Friday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus .
Marandi, the leader of the BJP legislature party, said he got tested after noticing initial symptoms.
"In the last few days, all those who have come in contact with me, I humbly request all of you to get your COVID-19 test done," he said in a tweet.
"With the prayers and blessings of all of you, I will be back soon and will again get involved in public service," he added.
Marandi recently returned from Delhi and was suppose to go on a four-day tour of Dumka on Saturday, state BJP spokesperson Saroj Singh said.
However, the tour has now been cancelled and he will be in quarantine at his Ranchi residence, he said.
The chief minister urged the people not to panic about Omicron, and asked them to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines
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All the 13 states and UTs have been given the same advice though each letter mentions state-specific testing details of particular districts and positivity rates