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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari tests positive for Covid-19, self isolated at home

New Delhi:  Former Bhojpuri actor and BJP Lok Sabha MP from North East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari, has tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.

“An earlier Covid test conducted on April 19 had returned negative. Manoj Tiwari was supposed to travel to West Bengal for campaigning in the morning, but he got himself tested for Covid again on Wednesday evening after having body ache and irritation in throat. This report has returned positive,” said Neelkant Bakshi, former head of BJP media relations in Delhi.

He further stated that Tiwari is under home isolation and has asked people who came in his contact in the last few days to get themselves tested for the infectious disease. 

Tiwari, a star campaigner for the BJP, has campaigned for the party candidates in West Bengal, Assam and Kerala in the recent past. 

Meanwhile, Delhi reported 26,169 fresh Covid-19 cases and 306 virus related fatalities in 24 hours on Thursday. The national capital currently has more than 90,000 active cases in the city.

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