Himachal CM tests COVID positive

Jairam Thakur

New Delhi (NVI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur today said that he has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Taking to Twitter, Thakur wrote, “A few days ago, due to contact with a corona positive person, I was quarantined at my residence for the past one week, due to some symptoms of corona from last two days, I got a corona test done today, which has been reported positive.”

He also announced that he has now isolated himself in his official residence on the advice of doctors.

Earlier on October 5, the Chief Minister had decided to keep himself in home quarantine for three days as a precautionary measure after he met some people in Manali, who tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh coronavirus tally rose to 17,409 after 164 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, while two fresh fatalities pushed it’s COVID-19 death toll to 246.