Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The CM said that he had developed symptoms of coronavirus a few days ago. When tested, he was found positive. Chouhan took to social media to appeal to people who came in contact with him to get themselves tested.
"I had developed COVID symptoms a few days ago. After tests, I was found positive for coronavirus. I urge all people who came in contact with me in the past few days to go and get themselves tested. People who were in constant touch with me have gone into self-quarantine," he said on Twitter.
मेरे प्रिय प्रदेशवासियों, मुझे #COVID19 के लक्षण आ रहे थे, टेस्ट के बाद मेरी रिपोर्ट पॉज़िटिव आई है। मेरी सभी साथियों से अपील है कि जो भी मेरे संपर्क में आए हैं, वह अपना कोरोना टेस्ट करवा लें। मेरे निकट संपर्क वाले लोग क्वारन्टीन में चले जाएँ।— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) July 25, 2020
He said that he is following all the protocols mandated by the government in its guidelines. Chouhan also urged people to be careful and said a little carelessness is tantamount to inviting coronavirus.
Chouhan added that a patient can be completely treated if treated in appropriate time. The CM said that he has been reviewing the preparedness in the state every evening since March 25.
मेरी अनुपस्थिति में अब यह बैठक गृहमंत्री @drnarottammisra, नगरी विकास एवं प्रशासन मंत्री @bhupendrasingho, स्वास्थ्य शिक्षा मंत्री @VishvasSarang और स्वास्थ्य मंत्री @DrPRChoudhary करेंगे। मैं स्वयं भी इलाज के दौरान प्रदेश में #COVID19 नियंत्रण के हरसंभव प्रयास करता रहूंगा।— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) July 25, 2020
The MP CM said that in his absence, all matters would be handled by Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Urban Development Minister Bhuppendra Singh, Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang and Health Minister Prabhura Chaudhary.