Balbir Singh Sidhu had shared a stage with Rahul Gandhi during a tractor rally in Punjab on October 5.
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Tuesday tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Sidhu had shared a stage with Rahul Gandhi during a tractor rally at Sangrur on October 5.
Besides Gandhi, Sidhu had shared the stage with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, PPCC state president Sunil Jhakhar, former chief minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat, Cabinet ministers Vijayinder Singla, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Congress leader Deepinder Singh Hooda in three public rallies organized at Barnala chowk of Sangrur city, Bhawanigarh, and Samana in Patiala district.
Punjab’s nodal officer for Covid-19 Dr. Rajesh Bhaskar confirmed that the health minister had tested positive and was under home isolation.
“The health minister was feeling tired last night and within the morning, he had a light fever and streptococcal sore throat. His sample was taken last night itself and today afternoon the test came positive. He didn’t attend any function on Tuesday morning. Contact tracing is on and that we try to seek out with who all he had spent quite quarter-hour of your time,” he said.
Addressing a ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’ rally, Sidhu had said “masks hardly interest us” ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s farm laws. “Modi di mahamari de samne sanu mask da koi farak nahi painda…(before Modi’s pandemic farm laws, masks hardly interest us),” he said at the rally. within the crowd, the bulk wasn’t wearing masks, within the absence of any social distancing.
Speaking from the dais, Sidhu further said, “Looking at this situation, it seems that we will control COVID cases in another 20-22 days, par Modi di mahamari jiyada khatarnak hai jis karke lokan nu sadakan te aana piya (but Modi’s pandemic within the sort of farm laws is more dangerous thanks to which individuals had to return on the roads).”
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