Chandigarh: On September 9, Haryana education minister Kanwar Pal said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The minister requested all those who might have come in his contact during the past few days to isolate themselves and get their tests done.

The minister tweeted that after showing some symptoms, he got Covid test done and it returned positive. He added that he requested all those who might have come in contact with him to isolate themselves and get their tests done.

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The minister's aide said that Kanwar Pal's report came positive in the morning and he was currently in Chandigarh.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in a tweet wished the minister a speedy recovery. Earlier, Khattar, power minister Ranjeet Singh Chautala, agriculture minister JP Dalal, transport minister Mool Chand Sharma and Assembly speaker Gian Chand Gupta had also tested positive for the infection.

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According to reports, Khattar was admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram after he tested positive on August 25. The chief minister is making steady progress in his recovery from the infection, hospital authorities said on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, Haryana had 81,059 COVID-19 cases and 854 fatalities.