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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tests Covid positive, has ‘mild symptoms’

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tests Covid positive, has ‘mild symptoms’

New Delhi:Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday tested positive for Covid-19. The senior BJP leader said that he has mild symptoms and has isolated himself at home.

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“I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested,” tweeted Rajnath Singh.

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On January 8, Mr Singh had addressed a webinar and announced that 100 new Sainik Schools will be set up in the country to provide opportunities for girls to join the Armed Forces. The move will contribute to the nation’s growth, he said.

Delhi has reported a rising positivity rate (23%) with 22,751 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday.

A massive surge of 1.79 lakh fresh cases was recorded in the country this morning; the daily positivity was reported to be 13.29 per cent. About 10 days ago, the country was registering an average of 10,000-15,000 cases daily.

The rise, it appears, is being driven by the Variant of Concern (VOC) “Omicron” and the continued presence of another VoC “Delta” in large geographies across the country,” the Health Ministry said today.

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