Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Babul Supriyo and Kunal Ghosh tested positive for COVID-19

News Desk: Cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Shukla, a former minister in the West Bengal government, said he was in home isolation.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19 and in home isolation. I have a high fever and I am following the doctor’s advice. Other members of my family are fine” Shukla, the captain of the Bengal Ranji Trophy team said.

Former Union minister Babul Supriyo said he along with his wife, father and several members of his staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

“Me, my wife, Dad, multiple staff, hv all tested positive, but my concern is the superhigh Rs. 61000/- price of the Cocktail jab that needs to be given SOS to seriously ill #COVID19 patients. Dad who is 84, needed the jab SOS & I hv to buy it on-the-spot. Hw can the EWS afford it?” he tweeted.

Earlier on Monday, TMC spokesperson and leader Kunal Ghosh tested positive for COVID-19. He took to Twitter to inform about it.

West Bengal’s Minister of Power and Sports Aroop Biswas, who was hospitalised after being diagnosed with COVID-19, was discharged on Tuesday morning. “I am feeling better. I will be in home as per the doctor’s suggestion,” he said.

Biswas is haemodynamically stable and maintaining saturation in room air, the hospital said, adding that he will be in home isolation for a week.