On Wednesday, Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath isolated himself after a journalist from Bhopal who attended his news conference was tested positive for coronavirus.
According to news agency ANI, the journalist's daughter, who had returned from London on March 17, was also tested positive for the virus. Journalist's wife, son and domestic helpers have tested negative for the virus.
As per a report by India Today, all the journalists and officials who attended Kamal Nath's March 20 press conference, where he announced his resignation as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, will be quarantined. Kamal Nath had also met Shivraj Shingh Chouhan few days back.
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Kamal Nath resigned as the chief minister after 22 Congress MLAs quit the House, reducing his government to a minority.
While the confirmed cases in India rose to 562, on Tuesday night Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nation-wide lockdown
On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 562 while the death toll due to this viral infection was revised down to nine from 10 after the second death in Delhi turned out to be negative.