Bengal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee tests positive for COVID-19

In a tweet, the general secretary of the BJP's West Bengal unit said she has a mild fever

Locket Chatterjee is the Lok Sabha MP from Hooghly in West Bengal. File photo: PTI

West Bengal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee on Friday (July 3) said on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.

In a tweet, the general secretary of the BJP’s West Bengal unit said she has a mild fever. “I have tested positive for Covid19 this morning, having mild fever and was in self-isolation for the past one week. I will keep everyone posted. All is well,” she said.

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Chatterjee, who left her acting career to join politics, is the Lok Sabha MP from Hooghly in West Bengal.

It is speculated that she may have been infected with the virus since she has been participating in rallies over the last few weeks for social issues.

Chatterjee and BJP MP Saumitra Khan had on June 24 staged a blockade on the roads with other BJP workers in Howrah’s Bagnan area for a woman who had allegedly died while trying to save her daughter from sexual assault.

She had also attended the funeral of martyred army jawan Rajesh Orang’s funeral in Birbhum district on June 19 along with BJP MP Saumitra Khan. A few hundred people had attended the funeral to pay their homage to the martyred soldier, according to India Today.

Meanwhile, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state crossed the 6,000-mark on Thursday (July 2) to reach 6,083. So far, 699 people have died of the disease and 13,037 have recovered from it in the state.

(With inputs from agencies)

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