Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19, goes into quarantine

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chuouhan has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The Chief Minister shared the information on social media stating that he has gone into quarantine.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19, goes into quarantine

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The Chief Minister shared the information on social media and announced that he has gone into quarantine.

All close contacts of the Chief Minister have been moved in to quarantine.

CM Chouhan said that he had symptoms of coronavirus and now his test has come positive. He has asked all those who came in contact with him to get tested and quarantine themselves immediately. 

"My dear countrymen, I was having COVID-19 symptoms and after a test my report came out to be positive. I appeal to all my colleagues who came in contact with me to get their coronavirus test done. People who came close to me should go into self-quarantine," CM Chouhan tweeted.

"A COVID-19 infected person can be cured if he gets treatment on time. I have been reviewing the status of coronavirus infection every evening since March 25. I will try to participate in coronavirus status review meeting through video conference now," he said. 

"I myself will continue to make every effort to control  COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh during my treatment," CM Chouhan said in a series of tweets.

The Chief Minister announced that in his absence, the meeting will be attended by State Home Minister Dr Narottam Misra, Health Education Minister Vishvas Sarang and Health Minister Dr PR Choudhary. 

 

India's total coronavirus cases zoomed past 13 lakhs on Saturday, just two days after it crossed the 12 lakh mark. The total number of cases in India reached 13,36,861 of which 31,388 people have lost their lives while 8,49,432 have recovered. The total number of active cases are 4,56,071 cases. The ministry stated that the recovery rate is 63.53 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, 787 people succumbed to the deadly virus, as there is a huge surge in cases in the hinterlands.