Raipur: In the wake of Coronavirus, Chhattisgarh legislative assembly will remain closed for five days from 24 to 28 June this year.
This decision has been taken after the Chhattisgarh Congress MLA Daleshwar Sahu, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, who had attended the meeting held in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by the Chhattisgarh assembly chief secretary Chandrashekhar Gangarade, Congress MLAs Kuldeep Juneja, Gurudayal Banjare and Paras Rajwade, BJP legislators Ajay Chandrakar and Shivratan Sharma were also present in the meeting.
All the public representatives who attended the meeting and the staff of Chhattisgarh legislative assembly have been quarantined and further their sample will be tested as per the guidelines of the health ministry.
This was the first case of a public representative tested positive for COVID-19 infection in the state. Sahu, who represents Dongargaon constituency in Rajnandgaon district of the state, had attended a funeral a few days ago where a person was tested positive for Covid-19. Subsequently, the Congress MLA underwent the test and was found positive.
Earlier, the state government had adjourned the ongoing budget session of Chhattisgarh Assembly in March this year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
As on Tuesday afternoon, 26 fresh cases of Corona virus positive reported in Chhattisgarh. As per the data provided by the state health department, there are 2328 persons tested positive which included 829 active cases till Tuesday afternoon.
As many as three persons including a 92-year-old person have died of COVID-19 disease while eight others were dead due to associated co-morbidity, in the last three months in the state.