Shimla: Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been found infected with Corona virus for the second time in two months. A health official gave this information on Friday. Earlier, the infection was confirmed on April 12 in the investigation of a senior Congress leader.

Special Secretary (Health) Nipun Jindal said Virbhadra Singh is undergoing treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) in Shimla and his condition is stable. Virbhadra Singh, 86, has been a nine-time MLA and a five-time MP and has been the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh six times. Presently he is MLA from Arki in Solan district.

He was admitted to a hospital in Chandigarh after being infected for the first time. After recovering from Kovid-19, he returned home on 30 April at Holy Lodge here. However, a few hours after reaching home, he was admitted to IGMC after complaining of breathlessness and has been undergoing treatment since then.

Relaxation in corona restrictions in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh cabinet has decided to increase the time of opening of shops in the state. From June 14, shopkeepers will be able to open their shops from 9 am to 5 pm. However, on weekends the shops will remain closed as before. Earlier shops were allowed to open only from 9 am to 2 pm.

Apart from this, the government has also said that offices can be opened with 50 percent employees. Interstate public transport will now be allowed to operate with 50 percent capacity. Along with this, the requirement of bringing RT PCR test report to enter the state has also been done away with.

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