Derek O’Brien goes into self-quarantine: Sources

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 20, 2020

TMC MP Derek O'Brien is seen wearing protective mask in the wake of coronavirus at the Parliament House during the ongoing budget session in New Delhi.   -  The Hindu

TMC MP Derek O’Brien self-quarantined himself after BJP MP Dushyant Singh, who sat beside him in Parliament, revealed that he had attended a party by singer Kanika Kapoor, who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Singh and his mother, former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, have gone into self-quarantine after attending Kapoor’s party in Lucknow, Raje tweeted on Friday. Kapoor has become the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for coronavirus in the country and says she’s under complete quarantine and medical care.

There were reports that the singer landed in Lucknow from the United Kingdom and was admitted in a city hospital after she showed signs of flu. “This Govt is putting us all at risk. The PM says self isolate yourself but the Parliament is on. I was sitting next to Dushyant the other day for 2.5 hours. There are two more MPs who are in self isolation. The session should be deferred,” the TMC MP had said earlier when the news of Singh broke.

Published on March 20, 2020

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