Uttarakhand minister’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj’s wife and former minister Amrita Rawat has tested positive for COVID-19.

Her swab sample report confirming that she has contracted the virus came on Saturday evening, the minister’s OSD Abhishek Sharma said.

She is being hospitalised, he said.

Amrita Rawat was a minister in the Harish Rawat government. The minister and the rest of the family have been home quarantined at their residence in the city, he said.

On Friday, Maharaj had attended a meeting of the state cabinet.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Uttarakhand has risen to 749, with 33 more testings positive.

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