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Chandigarh, August 24, 2020
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday.
"I was tested for novel coronavirus today. My test report has returned positive," Khattar said in a tweet.
"I appeal to all colleagues and associates who came in my contact over the last week to get themselves tested. I request my close contacts to move into strict quarantine immediately," he added.
The development is significant as the two-day monsoon session of the state legislative Assembly is scheduled be held on August 26-27.
Earlier in the day, Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta had tested positive for coronavirus.
Three MLAs had also tested positive earlier, and two of them are still undergoing treatment.