A Health Department official said that West Bengal minister Nirmal Majhi tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a state hospital here.
Mr. Majee, who is the Minister of State for Labor, was taken to Kolkata Medical College and Hospital on Saturday night after learning about the infection.
The 59-year-old MLA from Uluberia North constituency has mild fever and breathing problems.
“He (Maji) is fine. We are monitoring him very closely. His comradity is a matter of concern,” the official said.
Sources said that Mr. Majhi had a brain attack in September and was hospitalized for a few days.
Several state ministers had previously tested positive for coronavirus and recovered from the disease.