West Bengal Ex CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya tests positive for Covid-19


Guwahati: Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has tested positive for Covid-19, health department sources confirmed.

His wife, Mira Bhattacharya, who contracted the disease first, is admitted in a private hospital in Calcutta with respiratory complaints. The ex-CM is undergoing treatment at home; his oxygen levels are fluctuating.

“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.