New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday August 26 said that 23 ministers and MLAs were coronavirus positive two days before the Vidhan Sabha session which is on August 28 Friday, during a video conference convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi with the chief ministers of seven Opposition-ruled states to discuss various issues.

Citing this, Amarinder Singh tried to emphasise that the scenario was not conducive for holding physical examination for JEE-NEET. He, however, did not disclose how many of Punjab MLAs and ministers have recovered so far. Through an official release, he said “As of today, two days before the scheduled Punjab Vidhan Sabha session, 23 Ministers/MLAs were COVID positive