Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The news of Shivraj Singh Chouhan being tested COVID-19 positive was confirmed on Saturday afternoon. He will reportedly be admitted to the Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal.
“My dear countrymen, I was having COVID-19 symptoms and, after a test, my report came back positive. I am following all the guidelines and will quarantine myself according to the doctor’s advice,” the Chief Minister wrote on Twitter.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan has requested colleagues and indivisuals to take all possible precaution to avoid infection. He also urged people who had come in contact with him to get their COVID-19 test done as well.
“I appeal to the people of my state to be careful, just a little carelessness invites the coronavirus. I made every effort to avoid the virus but people used to meet me on many subjects,” Chouhan added.
Close contacts of the Chief Minister, who was supposed to attend meeting at 11.30 AM, have been quarantined.
In his absence, Chouhan wrote, Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Health Minister Vishvas Sarang and others will lead the meeting.
It is to be noted that the news of Shivraj Sing Chouhan being tested positive for Coroanvirus comes two days after his cabinet minister, Arvind Singh Bhadoria said he was infected. He was among the ministers who attended Wednesday’s meeting chaired by Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has ensured all of his supporters saying that there was no need to panic and that despite his medical condition he would continue to lead efforts to contain the virus in Madhya Pradesh.
“No need to panic, If coronavirus is treated in time, it is curable,” he said. adding, “I have been reviewing the status of coronavirus infections every evening since March 25. I will try to review this via video conferencing as much as possible now”.
For the unversed, both Shivraj SinghChouhan and Arvind Singh Bhadoria had attended the funeral of the late Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon, who died at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow on July 21.