Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tests positive for COVID-19, says will continue working in isolation

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 01:40 PM IST

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot | File Image
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot | File Image

Jaipur: After his wife was infected with Covid-19, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot too tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

In a tweet, Gehlot said he had got himself tested after his wife’s infection and his report was positive.

He said he did not have any symptoms of the virus and was feeling fine. Gehlot said he was isolating himself and would continue to work under isolation.

On Wednesday, Gehlot’s wife Sunita had tested positive for Covid-19 and is being treated at home.

“My wife Sunita Gehlot has tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic. As per protocol, her treatment under home isolation has started. I will be going under isolation as a precautionary measure and hold Covid-19 review meetings with doctors and officials daily at 8.30 pm," he had tweeted.


Get well wishes poured in for the chief minister from all parts of the country.

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje wished a speedy recovery to Gehlot and his wife.

State health minister Raghu Sharma Gehlot was leading the state very capably in the fight against corona and his good health was vital for the state. “Even at this time he is monitoring everything, I pray for his quick recovery.”

State Congress president Govind Singh Dotasara who is himself down with Covid-19 wished a speedy recovery to Gehlot.

State BJP president Satish Poonia said Gehlot was spending long hours in trying to tackle the Covid pandemic and keep people in the state safe. “I pray that he recovers quickly and once again takes the lead in serving the people of the state.”

Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot wished a quick recovery to Gehlot.

Covid-19 spike continues in Rajasthan. On Wednesday, the state recorded 16,613 positive cases and 120 deaths. The cumulative positive cases have gone up to 5,63,577 while the total deaths are 3926. The active cases are 1,63,372.


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Published on: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 01:40 PM IST