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Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Jai Ram Thakur the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister has been tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday and his condition is stable.

The Chief Minister’s Office told that “This morning he showed some symptoms of the virus and a test was conducted. He has been tested positive and is under home quarantine,” “For the past one week, he had been in isolation at home after he came in contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus,” he also added.

The information was shared by the state head’s official account on Twitter. Where he told he has been in quarantine at his residence for the past week after he came in contact with a COVID-19 patient. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said he got himself tested for the coronavirus, after developing influenza type symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Currently, The Chief minister is isolated in his home as a precautionary measure, since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day-long visit to inaugurate the Atal Tunnel beneath the Rohtang Pass in Kullu district on October 3.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister of Haryana ML Khattar, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia are among those who tested positive for the Coronavirus in the last two months and have also recovered.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee also tested positive for Coronavirus, he died on August 31 after being in a coma post brain surgery.

India’s Coronavirus tally has crossed 71 Lakh today with new cases being reported in the last 24 hours, Himachal Pradesh has a total of 17,408 Coronavirus cases. There has been a decline in the country’s Coronavirus cases in recent weeks. However, experts have warned that there can be a possible increase in the cases because of upcoming festivities and the winter.


source: with input from ians