Ahead of the monsoon session of Uttarakhand assembly swab samples of Ministers and MLAs were tested for Covid-19 on Monday. The teams of the health department conducted RTPCR tests of Cabinet minister Subodh Uniyal, state minister Dhan Singh Rawat and Rekha Arya and deputy speaker of Vidhan Sabha Raghunath Singh Chauhan. Similarly samples of 11 MLAs were taken at MLA hostel for Covid-19 test.
Meanwhile three employees of Vidhan Sabha were found infected with Covid-19 on Monday. Samples of 61 employees of Vidhan Sabha were tested out of whom one reviewing officer (RO), APS and a driver of staff vehicle were found positive. The speaker Premchand Agarwal and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in assembly have already been tested positive for Covid-19 and they have distanced themselves from the session commencing from September 23.