On Monday, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Speaker Gian Chand Gupta were also found infected with the virus. Officials said the chief minister, admitted to Gurgaon's Medanta hospital, is in a stable condition.
About 15 Lakh seasonal labourers come from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to Punjab and Haryana in the procurement season, in the week between end-March and April beginning. This year there is not a single person from these states.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the national capital's 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) stood at 494 at 4 pm on Sunday, the highest since November 6, 2016 when it was 497.
The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) President, Dushyant Chautala, was on Tuesday dragged into the war of words when Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut took a swipe at him, saying the government formation in the state was taking time since there was no Dushyant here.