Atul Garg tests positive for Covid

New Delhi (NVI): Uttar Pradesh’s Minister of State for Health Atul Garg today said that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Taking to twitter, Garg said, “I had my RTPCR test on August 15, which came negative, but I tested positive in the repeat test at 9 o’clock last night,”

“Whoever met me between August 16 and 18, should ideally get the test done. For any kind of help, you can talk to me or my colleague Rajendraji, Ajay Rajput too!” he tweeted in Hindi.

He also asked those who came in contact with him from August 16 to 18 to get tested.

This comes after around 20 employees of the state Assembly recently tested positive and two ministers form the state, Kamal Rani Varun and Chetan Chauhan, succumbed to the disease.

So far, the COVID-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh stands at 1,58,216 while the death toll mounted to 2,515.