BJP MLA from Haryana tests COVID-19 positive after attending solar eclipse prayers

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A Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP)  Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Haryana, has tested for coronavirus after attending a religious event in Kurkshetra about a week ago held to mark this year’s first solar eclipse.

According to NDTV, he was running high fever for a few days and was taken to a private hospital in Gurgaon on Saturday. His test report came positive on Sunday. The MLA’s family has been quarantined.

Around 200 people – locals, journalists, priests and politicians – attended the religious event in Kurukshetra on June 21 where the BJP MLA was also present.

The event was organised to mark a rare solar eclipse – ‘Ring of Fire’.

Haryana has logged over 13,000 cases of coronavirus; more than 200 patients have died.

Across India, the coronavirus tally has surged past the 5.48 lakh-mark. More than three lakh people have recovered.

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