Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for COVID-19. He said he is in self-isolation. “On getting the initial symptoms, I got myself checked for Covid-19 and my report has come positive. I am in self isolation and following doctors’ advice. I’ll carry out my constitutional responsibilities via online mode,” the chief minister said in his tweets in Hindi.
He said all activities of the state government are being directed ordinarily. “Meanwhile, all those who have come in contact with me must get themselves checked and take precaution,” he added.
Prior, he had said, “The officers of my office tested positive for coronavirus. They were in touch with me, therefore, as a precaution, I am isolating myself and starting all my work digitally.”
Some authorities, including his Officer for Special Duty (OSD) Abhishek Kaushik, tested positive for COVID-19, reported news agency PTI. The chief minister, however, had not identified the officials who were tested for the infection.
Yogi, after an all-party meeting on April 12, had said the current wave of COVID-19 was worrying. He appealed to people to adhere to lockdown norms and take precautions. “The state government is committed to save lives and livelihood of people,” he said.
As Covid cases increased at a quick speed in UP, many other leaders have also tested positive for the deadly virus. Earlier today, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh minister Ashutosh Tandon also tested positive for COVID-19.
“My corona test report has come positive. I have isolated myself and started treatment at home itself. People who have come in contact with me in the past few days should get themselves tested. They are requested to stay in isolation for some days,” Akhilesh tweeted.