Delhi CM Kejriwal goes into self-isolation; to be tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday
The Delhi Chief Minister has had mild fever and sore throat since Sunday afternoon. He is set to get tested on Tuesday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-isolation and will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, officials told PTI on Monday.
According to reports, CM Kejriwal has cancelled all his meetings after he ran a slight fever and had a sore throat since Sunday aftrernoon. Since Monday morning CM Kejriwal has self-isolated himself at his residence.
However, there has been no official word from Delhi CM's office or Aam Aadmi Party yet.
According to reports, the Delhi Chief Minister also has a history of diabetes and is reportedly on insulin and other medication.
Since the begining of the pandemic, Arvind Kejriwal has been in the forefront in Delhi's fight against COVID-19. Even yesterday he had addressed a virtual press conference, announcing the opening of shopping malls, place of worship, and restaurants in the national capital from Monday.
"Places of worship, malls, restaurant shall open in Delhi as per the Centre guidelines. However, banquet halls and hotels will remain closed," the Delhi CM had announced.
Meanwhile the number of COVID-19 cases in national capital continue to rise with a total of 28,936 coronavirus cases and 812 deaths so far.
Earlier CM Kejriwal had announced the decision to reserve state-run and some private hospitals for only for Delhiites till the Covid-19 crisis ends. Though this move has been criticised in some quarters, the CM had said most of the 7.5 lakh suggestions they had recieved had wanted Delhi hospital beds to be reserved for Delhiites.
#WATCH Delhi hospitals will be available for the people of Delhi only, while Central Govt hospitals will remain open for all. Private hospitals except those where special surgeries like neurosurgery are performed also reserved for Delhi residents: CM Arvind Kejriwal #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/D47nRhXaUZ— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2020