Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh again tests COVID-19 positive

Virbhadra Singh had earlier tested positive for coronavirus on April 12. (file)

Shimla:

Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in two months, a health official said on Friday.

The veteran Congress leader had earlier tested positive for the disease on April 12.

Special Secretary (Health) Nipun Jindal said that he is undergoing treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Hospital in Shimla and his condition is stable.

A nine-time MLA and a five-time MP, Singh was the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for six terms.

The 86-year-old veteran Congress leader is currently the MLA from Arki in Solan district.

Earlier, he was admitted to a hospital in Chandigarh after testing positive for coronavirus on April 12.

Shri Singh returned home on 30 April from Chandigarh Hospital at Holi Lodge in Shimla after recovering from COVID-19.

However, within hours of reaching home, he was admitted to the IGMC after he complained of heart and breathing problems. Since then he is being treated in the hospital.

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