Corona spares none: Is Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal infected?

Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal will go through coronavirus testing on Tuesday May 9.

Kejriwal had developed symptoms of fever and a sore throat since Sunday. 

He has isolated himself and following quarantine protocols after the doctors advised him to wait for a day before the testing for Covid-19, as per a spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). 

“He had consulted a doctor over the phone and plans to get himself tested tomorrow if symptoms don’t subside,” said the spokesperson.

Image: person undergoing swab test

“The Chief Minister has complained of fever and throat pain since yesterday 7 June afternoon. He has kept himself in isolation at home on the advice of doctors. tomorrow, on 9 June, he will have a corona test. Pray to God to heal him soon” said AAP, MP Sanjay Singh in a tweet.

“Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been advised for Covid-19 test tomorrow. We all are praying for his wellness,” Deputy Chief Minister Manisha Sisodia tells ANI.

ANI has also tweeted about Kejriwal’s situation in their twitter handle.

AAP leaders and many others have taken to their twitter handle to wish good health and recovery for Kejriwal.

“Our beloved Arvind Kejriwal has had a mild fever and sore throat since yesterday and is on self-isolation on doctors’ advice. Tomorrow he will get a Covid-19 test at 9 am. We all pray for your good health,” posted AAP MLA Jarnail Singh.

“ArvindKejriwal,  you are our inspiration and hero – a frontline warrior against coronavirus. You put yourself at risk for the well-being of people of Delhi. As you face a health challenge, our thoughts, wishes and prayers are with you,” tweeted another MLA, Raghav Chaddha, with the hashtag #TakeCareAK.

Raghav Chadhha had also told NDTV that Mr. Kejriwal has diabetes which can prove to be a matter of concern.

He further said, “The symptoms started showing yesterday afternoon. He hasn’t interacted with anyone since then. There were largely meetings over the last few days over video. But he did come in direct contact with members of the party, cabinet, bureaucrats.”

Kejriwal had addressed a press conference on Sunday, announcing the opening of shopping malls, places of worship, and restaurants in the national capital from Monday.

He has also taken the decision in the last few days to reserve Delhi government hospital beds for the citizens of Delhi except for those hospitals which carry out speciality surgeries.

Coronavirus cases in Delhi have surged past 27,000 while the death toll has surged to 761.

The cases of Covid-19 in India have crossed 2.56 lakh and saw the biggest spike of the day, 9983 cases. According to Union Health Ministry data, the death toll stands at 7,513. Out of the total cases, 1,24,095 have recovered and 206 people died in the last 24 hours.

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