CM Yogi tests positive for Covid-19, works virtually from isolation
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating himself, he tweeted this afternoon. The announcement comes a day after he went under isolation following some of his officials of his office testing positive for the virus.
The 48-year-old said all activities of the state government are being conducted normally and urged those who came in contact with him in recent days to get themselves tested.“When the initial symptoms were seen, I got myself tested for Covid and my report came back as positive.
I am in self-isolation and fully following the instructions of physicians. I am doing all the work virtually,” he tweeted in Hindi.
The UP CM’s announcement comes on the same as that of his predecessor, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who too has tested positive for COVID-19.
He had received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 in Lucknow earlier this month.
Expressing concern on the positive report of CM Yogi, both the Deputy CMs Keshav Maurya and Dr Dinesh Sharma talked to the CM. “His voice was sounding a bit heavy. Otherwise, he is fine. A team of doctors is looking after the CM and we hope that he will be fine soon,” said Maurya and Sharma too wished him speedy recovery saying that he was a very disciplined human being who would be hale and hearty soon.
Meanwhile, UP cabinet ministers Ashutosh Tandon and Surya Pratap Shahi have also tested positive on Wednesday. While Tandon is Urban Development Minister, Shahi is the state’s Agriculture minister.