New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has shown with symptoms of Coronavirus and will go through mandatory tests on Tuesday (June 9), according to reports. Kejriwal, who has been one of the pro-active ministers in the country to tackle the deadly virus, has self-isolated himself as a precautionary measure after he developed a fever and sore throat on Sunday (June 7) raising concerns of the infection.
I have read several media reports on @ArvindKejriwal Ji going into self-quarantine because of symptoms of fever and sore throat. I wish for his speedy recovery & hope he joins back public service soon.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 8, 2020
He has also cancelled all meetings scheduled for the next few days. In has been learnt that Kejriwal had attended a few meetings and had also visited the Delhi Secretariat. “He has a mild fever and sore throat since Sunday afternoon. As advised by doctors, the chief minister will undergo the COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning,” officials told PTI.
State Disaster Mgmt Authority's meeting for Tuesday uncertain owing to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's ill health. The crucial meet was to ascertain if Delhi has entered the community spread stage. LG, CM, Revenue Min, Chief Secy & Police Commissioner to attend if meeting takes place.— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2020
Kejriwal had addressed an online media briefing on Sunday afternoon announcing the government has decided to open the city-state borders and all restaurants, malls and places of worship starting Monday (June 8). He had also reiterated that all government and private hospitals, barring a few which perform specialised surgeries, would be restricted to city dwellers till the crisis gets over.
The Capital city has recorded over 28,000 cases of Coronavirus of which more than 10,000 have recovered so far. At least 812 people have died due to the virus.