LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in self-isolation.
CM Adityanath has appealed to all those who have come in contact with him to get themselves tested and take precautions against the disease.
The Uttar Pradesh CM on Tuesday said he had isolated himself as a "precautionary measure" after some officials at his office tested positive for Covid-19.
"Some officials of my office have tested positive for Covid-19. As a precautionary measure, I have isolated myself and I am carrying on my work virtually," he wrote on Twitter.
Adityanath's OSD Abhishek Kaushik has also tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
CM Adityanath directed the state health department to acquire 25,000 injections of Remdesivir from Gujarat's Ahmedabad on an urgent basis amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
According to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), the officers of the Health Department left for Ahmedabad to get 25000 Remedisver injections at 10.40 am today.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 coronavirus cases and 85 deaths. With this, the state's infection tally stands at 7,23,582 and the death toll at 9,309.
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