Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal has tested positive for coronavirus.
Bhujbal announced the development on his Twitter handle on Monday morning. In a tweet, he said he has tested positive for coronavirus and appealed to all those who have come in contact with him in the past few days to get themselves tested for the disease.
He said, “My coronavirus test is positive. All those who have come in contact with me in the past two or three days should test themselves for coronavirus. My health is good and there is no reason to worry. All citizens should take proper care.”
Bhujbal is among the several ministers and leaders in Maharashtra who have lately tested positive for coronavirus as the state witnesses a spike in the daily COVID-19 cases, prompting the state government to impose stricter guidelines including a ban on all gatherings from Monday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday that in view of the rising coronavirus cases, all political, religious and social gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday.
As Maharashtra grapples with a spike in coronavirus cases, health experts and government officials are putting the onus on people for the surge by not following the COVID guidelines.
Maharashtra CM Thackeray gave an ultimate warning to the people if they don’t follow COVID norms, the lockdown will again start in eight days. Thackeray’s government has already imposed a total lockdown for a week in Maharashtra’s Amravati and Achalpur cities amid a spike in COVID cases.