Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat has tested positive for Covid-19. The CM informed about this development on the social media stating that he had tested positive but was not undergoing any problem. He stated, “I have tested positive for Covid-19. However, I am not experiencing any problems. Under the guidance of doctors, I have gone into isolation. I request those who had come into close contact with me to get tested and observe precautions.”
The CM was taken to the Government Doon Medical College hospital for a check-up which revealed mild infection. He was advised by doctors to remain in self-isolation.
It is pertinent to mention here that after being sworn in as the 10th chief minister of Uttarakhand on March 10, Rawat has had a busy schedule involving a lot of interaction with the public and political leaders. In the recent past, he has addressed various public gatherings, attended functions and also met with party leaders.
Meanwhile, after testing positive for Covid on Monday, the CM continued discharging his official tasks under isolation in his residence. He has remained in touch with officials via video conferencing and is issuing necessary instructions to them. According to officials, since the CM is not displaying any symptoms of the disease, he conducted his official works through video conferencing while remaining in isolation.
It will be recalled here that since the advent of the pandemic, the then chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Vidhan Sabha speaker Premchand Agrawal, leader of opposition Indira Hridayesh, then BJP state president and current cabinet minister Banshidhar Bhagat, cabinet ministers Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, then cabinet minister and current BJP state president Madan Kaushik among others have so far tested positive for Covid-19 and recovered from the disease. Former deputy speaker and Congress leader Anusya Prasad Maikhuri and sitting BJP MLA of Salt, Surendra Singh Jeena succumbed to Covid related factors last year.
Tuesday, 23 March 2021 | PNS | Dehradun