Former Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren, wife in home isolation after testing positive for coronavirus
On 7 August, at least 12 security guards posted at Soren’s official residence had tested positive
Ranchi: Former chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) founder, Shibu Soren, along with his wife have tested positive for coronavirus.
The information regarding the senior leader and his wife's testing positive was shared by son and incumbent Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren via Twitter.
Hemant stated that the results of his parents had come in last night, on Friday, following which they are under home isolation and are recovering from the disease.
"Yesterday night respected father Dishom Guru (Shibu Soren) and mother's corona infection report came out positive. Both are in home isolation and their health is recovering. With the wishes of the people of the country and Jharkhand very soon both father and mother will be amongst us," read Hemant's tweet.
Shibu Soren is credited with the founding of JMM and for spearheading the movement for the separation of Jharkhand from Bihar. He has also served as a Cabinet Minister in the Centre during the UPA-I rule.
Earlier in July, Hemant and wife Kalpana Soren had got themselves tested for the infection after one of the ministers in his Cabinet and another JMM lawmaker, whom he had been in contact with tested positive.
Their results had, however, come out negative.