Taking to his official social media handles, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Stating that he has been suffering from the symptoms from the past few days, the BJP leader urged all his colleagues who have come in contact with him to get tested and go under quarantine.
“I will follow all the guidelines (as mandated by the government). As per the doctors’ advise, I shall go into quarantine. I appeal everyone to be careful since carelessness can make you get infected. I have always tried to remain safe but people have to meet me with regard to various issues,” he added.
However, Shivraj will take the stock of the pandemic via video-conference every day while Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra, Urban Development Minister Bhupendra Singh, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang and Health Minister Dr Prabhuram Choudhary will chair the other crucial meetings.
This news came as shock to the Madhya Pradesh political circles in the wake of a recent cabinet meeting. It can also be noted that Cabinet Minister Arvind Bhadoria also recently tested positive for the disease who also attended the funeral of Governor Lalji Tandon earlier this week.