Javadekar tests positive for Covid-19

    at 8:25 pm
    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

    New Delhi (NVI): Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today tested positive for  COVID-19 and urged those who came in contact with him in the last two-three days to get themselves tested.

    “I have tested COVID positive today. All those who have come in contact with me in the last 2-3 days may please get themselves tested,” Javadekar tweeted.

    Meanwhile, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala and Digvjaya Singh also said that they have tested positive for the virus.

    “I have tested positive for COVID19 today morning. Anyone who has come in contact with me in the last 5 days, please self-isolate and take necessary precautions,” Surjewala said on Twitter.

    Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister also announced this morning that he has tested Covid positive.

    “My Covid test report is positive. I am currently in quarantine at my Delhi residence. All those who have come in contact with me during this time, should isolate themselves and take all necessary precautions regarding their health,” Singh tweeted in Hindi.

    Several top political leaders, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, have also tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

    India has reported highest-ever single-day of 2,17,353 new cases and more than 1,100 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the union health ministry.

    As per the provisional report till 7 am on Friday, cumulatively, 11,72,23,509 vaccine doses have been administered through 17,37,539 sessions.