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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath tests COVID-19 positive, goes into self-isolation

The news comes hours after Uttar Pradesh’s former CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also contracted COVID-19.

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday (April 14, 2021) said that he has contracted COVID-19.

“I got tested for COVID-19 after showing some symptoms. The report is positive and I am in self-isolation and following all medical instructions. I am doing my work virtually,” CM Yogi said on Twitter.

He added, “All the functions of the state government are running normally.”

The BJP leader had earlier informed on Tuesday that he has gone into self-isolation after coming into contact with a few officials who have tested COVID-19 positive.

A few officials in my office have contracted COVID-19. I had come into their contact. That is why, as a precautionary measure, I am self-isolating myself and will work virtually,” the UP CM had said.

The UP CM had also taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on April 5. 

Yogi Adityanath’s news comes hours after Uttar Pradesh’s former CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also contracted COVID-19.

In a tweet, Yadav said, “My corona test report has come positive. I have isolated myself and started treatment at home itself. People who have come in contact with me in the past few days should get themselves tested. They are requested to stay in isolation for some days

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to put the fourth and fifth-year MBBS students on COVID-19 management. The state government has taken the decision following the cancellation of MBBS examinations due to a massive spike in COVID cases.

This is to be noted that Uttar Pradesh recorded its highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The state has so far witnessed 7,23,582 COVID-19 infections, of which, 9,309 have succumbed to the virus.

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