News Desk: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister took to Twitter to reveal that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Thereby, Shivraj Singh Chouhan becomes the first Chief Minister to test COVID-19 positive.
Chouhan informed that he was experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, following which he got tested. His test results have come positive. Mr. Chouhan tweeted:
मेरे प्रिय प्रदेशवासियों, मुझे #COVID19 के लक्षण आ रहे थे, टेस्ट के बाद मेरी रिपोर्ट पॉज़िटिव आई है। मेरी सभी साथियों से अपील है कि जो भी मेरे संपर्क में आए हैं, वह अपना कोरोना टेस्ट करवा लें। मेरे निकट संपर्क वाले लोग क्वारन्टीन में चले जाएँ।
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) July 25, 2020
The Chief Minister urged the people who came in contact with him in recent days to get themselves tested. He also appealed to everyone to be careful.
CM Chouhan also said that he would in the meantime he would hold his regular meetings via video-conference.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed that in his absence, Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra, Minister of Urban Development and Administration Bhuppendra Siingh, Health Education minister Vishvas Sarang and state health minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhary will conduct the daily meetings on the state’s coronavirus preparations and measures.
This announcement comes days after cabinet minister Arvind Bhadoria tested positive for the disease. Bhadoria had attended a Cabinet meeting and had traveled with the CM to Lucknow to attend the funeral of Governor Lalji Tandon earlier this week.
Madhya Pradesh till now has reported 25,474 COVID-19 cases with 17,359 recovered patients and 780 deaths.
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