Kolkata: West Bengal transport minister Suvendu Adhikari has tested positive for COVID-19. The reports came on Thursday (September 24) night. The 49-year-old legislator from Nandigram in Purba Medinipur district has isolated himself at a guest house in Kolaghat.

According to sources, Suvendu Adhikari is expected to be admitted to hospital on September 25. The minister's mother underwent surgery a few days ago. She was admitted to a well-known private hospital on September 24 night.

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As per reports, Suvendu Adhikari’s mother also tested positive for COVID-19. The family members are worried as two people in the house have been infected with COVID-19. Other family members are in isolation on the advice of a doctor.

However, Mamata's Cabinet is worried about the COVID infection. Earlier, fire minister Sujit Basu and minister Swapan Debnath was infected with COVID-19. However, both recovered and returned home safely.

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Wishes have been pouring in for a speedy recovery of West Bengal transport minister Suvendu Adhikari.