Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya tests COVID positive

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Kolkata, May 19 (PTI) Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has tested positive for COVID-19 and doctors have advised him to be in home isolation, health department sources confirmed.

The wife of 77-year-old Bhattacharya, Mira Bhattacharya, also tested positive for the infection, following which she was admitted to a city hospital late Tuesday evening, they said.

'Swab samples of Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, his wife and their attendant were collected this morning and they tested positive for the disease,' a source said on Tuesday.

A medical board has been formed for Mrs Bhattacharya at the hospital, he added.

'Doctors are seeing the former chief minister at home and they are constantly keeping a tab on his health condition,' the source said. PTI SCH CK

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