Updated: March 23, 2021 2:32:50 am
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has tested positive for Covid-19 and has put himself in isolation under medical supervision. Sharing this information in a Twitter post, Rawat appealed to those who came in close contact with him recently to get themselves tested.
According to a government release, he is asymptomatic and is interacting with officials from the guesthouse where he is in isolation.
Rawat was to reach New Delhi on Monday for a four-day visit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other Union cabinet ministers. He also had plans to attend the Parliament session as MP from Garhwal.
मेरी कोरोना टेस्ट रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मैं ठीक हूँ और मुझे कोई परेशानी नहीं है । डॉक्टर्स की निगरानी में मैंने स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर लिया है ।आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे निकट संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया सावधानी बरतें और अपनी जाँच करवाएं।
— Tirath Singh Rawat (@TIRATHSRAWAT) March 22, 2021
The Chief Minister had attended several public events over the past few days. On Sunday, he attended an event to mark the International Day of Forests in Nainital where forest minister Harak Singh Rawat, local MLAs and officers of the forest department were present on the stage with him. Harak Singh Rawat on Monday said that he will get himself tested.
On Sunday, the Chief Minister also inaugurated a kabaddi tournament in Vikas Nagar and attended a Holi Milan programme in Dehradun.
The day before, he attended a meeting of the BJP state core committee that was also attended by state party president Madan Kaushik, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and MPs and state ministers. On Saturday, he also visited Haridwar to lay the foundation stone for a development project and review preparations for the Kumbh Mela.
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