2 UP Ministers test COVID-19 positive

Monday, Jul 06, 2020 14:00 [IST]

Last Update: Monday, Jul 06, 2020 08:01 [IST]

2 UP Ministers test COVID-19 positive

Lucknow (IANS) Two senior ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past few hours.
Uttar Pradesh Minister for Rural Development RajendraPratap Singh, popularly known as Moti Singh, his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren have all tested positive for the virus.
Narendra Agarwal, CMOLucknow, said: "After a re-confirmatory test, the Minister and his family were admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). Contact tracing is being done."
The second Minister to test positive is Dharam Singh Saini, who heads the Ayush Ministry.
CMO Saharanpur BS Sodhi said: "Minister Dharm Singh Saini complained of cough and was tested for COVID-19. He has been admitted to Pilakhni Medical College after confirmation of the infection. Samples of 27 persons who came in contact with him have been sent for testing."
Meanwhile, the state's leader of opposition and senior Samajwadi MLA, Ram GovindChaudhary is also in SGPGIMS after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Since he is also a cardiac patient, he has been put on oxygen support.
Medical superintendent, SGPGI, R.K. Singh said: "Ram GovindChaudhary is on oxygen support in the intensive care unit but he is stable and all his co-morbidities are under control as of now."

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
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