Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal unwell, to be tested for COVID-19 on June 9
CM Arvind Kejriwal has self-isolated as a precautionary measure after he developed fever and cough on June 7.
June 08, 2020 / 01:30 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be tested for COVID-19 on June 9, reports suggest.
Reports also suggests that Kejriwal has self-isolated as a precautionary measure after he developed fever and sore throat on June 7.
Doctors have reportedly advised Kejriwal, who is also a diabetic, to wait for a day before testing for COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
"He has mild fever and sore throat since Sunday afternoon. As advised by doctors, the chief minister will undergo COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning," news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.
Officials said the chief minister had attended a Cabinet meeting on morning of June 7 and thereafter he did not attend any meeting.
The chief minister has been holding most of his meetings via video conferencing from his official residence for past two months.
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This comes at a time when the national capital is witnessing a major surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. As of 8.00 am on June 8, Delhi had reported 28,936 COVID-19 cases. This number includes 10,999 patients who had recovered and 812 deaths related to the disease. There are about 17,125 active cases in Delhi.
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