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Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav tests positive for COVID-19

By Priyanka Verma 
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Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav tests positive for COVID-19

Former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. “My corona test report has just come up positive. I’ve isolated myself and treatment has started at home,” Akhilesh tweeted. He also requested people who came in his contact in the last few days to get tested and remain in isolation for few days.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating himself, he tweeted this afternoon. The announcement comes a day after he went under isolation following some of his officials of his office testing positive for the virus. The 48-year-old said all activities of the state government are being conducted normally and urged those who came in contact with him in recent days to get themselves tested.

“When the initial symptoms were seen, I got myself tested for Covid and my report came back as positive. I am in self-isolation and fully following the instructions of physicians. I am doing all work virtually,” he tweeted in Hindi.

He had received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 in Lucknow earlier this month.

Apart from monitoring the Covid situation in the state, the Chief Minister had been actively campaigning for his party, the BJP, in West Bengal that is voting in eight-phase assembly election.

Last week, the Uttar Pradesh government ordered the closure of all schools till April 30. It also directed to impose night curfews from 9 pm to 6 am in districts reporting more than 100 new infections every day.

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Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 coronavirus cases while 85 fatalities took the death toll in the state to 9,309.

The total number of cases in the state stands at 7,23,582 and the active caseload is 95,980.

Lucknow reported the highest number of fresh cases at 5,382, while Allahabad reported 1,856, Varanasi 1,404, Kanpur 1,271, Gorakhpur 602, according to a health bulletin issued.

Over 80 lakh people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine shots in the state. So far, 3.71 crore samples have been tested, with 2.18 lakh being tested on Monday, the bulletin said.

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