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Uttarakhand Minister Satpal Maharaj tests positive for coronavirus; entire cabinet under quarantine


Sneha Shah | Jun 1, 2020 19:53

Uttarakhand's Minister Satpal Maharaj, his wife and 21 others from his family and staff have tested positive for coronavirus in Dehradun.
Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj

Uttarakhand’s Tourism Minister Saptal Maharaj, his wife Amrita Rawat and 21 others from his family and staff have tested positive for coronavirus in Dehradun.

As Satpal Maharaj recently attended a state cabinet meeting, all cabinet ministers including the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat have been asked to quarantine themselves and will be tested for the infection.

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Health Department spokesperson JC Pandey said that while the minister’s wife Amrita tested positive on Saturday, Satpal, his two sons, their wives, his one-and-half-year-old grandson and 16 others tested positive on Sunday.

Minister Saptal Maharaj, who is also a renowned spiritual leader, had attended a state cabinet meeting on May 29 (Friday), which was chaired by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.