Batala (Pb), July 23
Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, a well being official stated.
His samples had been taken on Tuesday after the Batala legislator complained of fever and fatigue, an official stated. Lodhinangal was admitted to a personal hospital in Amritsar.
His son Mandeep Singh has additionally contracted the an infection, the official stated.
Lodhinangal was amongst 12 individuals who had been contaminated with coronavirus, stated Gurdaspur Civil Surgeon Kishan Chand.
Earlier, state cupboard minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and two Congress legislators — Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal and Dharambir Agnihotri — had additionally contracted the an infection.
Punjab has been seeing a spike within the variety of coronavirus instances. The tally stood at 11,739 with 277 deaths as on Thursday. PTI