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AICC Incharge of West Bengal, Jitin Prasada tests Covid-19 postive

All India Congress Committee in charge of West Bengal, Jitin Prasada on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

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File photo of Jitin Prasada. Photo: Wikipedia
File photo of Jitin Prasada. Photo: Wikipedia

All India Committee in charge of West Bengal, on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

The former minister for State for Human Resource in a tweet said: "I have tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who may have come in contact with me over the last few days, please get yourselves tested. I am presently in quarantine as advised by my doctors."

On April 5, he was seen campaigning in Kolkata Port in the South Kolkata district of Bengal for the candidate, MD Mukhtar ahead of phase four of the assembly elections.

Polling in the fourth phase in the eight-phased Assembly election is scheduled to be held on April 10.

Meanwhile, with 1,15,736 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded its daily highest spike on Wednesday.

With the surge, the total count of cases in India has reached 1,28,01,785. The country reported 630 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while the active number of cases stands at 8,43,473, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

As many as 59,856 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The cumulative death toll has mounted to 1,66,177.

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First Published: Thu, April 08 2021. 03:09 IST