Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Thursday his test report for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) was positive, a day after he said he was going into isolation as his wife Sunita Gehlot was found to have contracted the infection.
“I underwent testing for Covid-19 and my report has come positive. I am asymptomatic and feeling absolutely fine. I will follow all Covid-19 protocols and continue to work from isolation,” a rough translation of Gehlot’s tweet, posted in Hindi, read. Rajasthan, which is currently under a month-long curfew till May 21, on Wednesday registered an unprecedented 16,613 new Covid-19 cases and 120 related fatalities, pushing the infection tally to 563,577 including a death toll of 3,926, as per a health department bulletin.
The western state is also observing a 15-day “Jan Anushasan Pakhwada” which will be in force till May 3.
On Wednesday evening, Gehlot announced that his wife tested positive, tweeting, “My wife, Mrs. Sunita Gehlot, is Covid-19 positive but is asymptomatic. As per the protocol, she is receiving treatment in home isolation. As a precaution, I will now chair the Covid-19 review meeting with doctors and officials, which takes place daily at 8:30pm, from isolation.”
News Source: HindustanTimes