A few days after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal became the government of Delhi following the promulgation of the amended GNCTD Act, the L-G has tested positive for Covid-19.
Baijal took to Twitter to inform that he will continue to work and monitor the situation in Delhi while being isolated at his residence.
I have tested positive for COVID with mild symptoms. Have isolated myself since the onset of symptoms and all those who were in contact with me have been tested. Will continue to function and monitor the situation in Delhi from my residence,” he tweeted.
The L-G, along with his wife, had administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Tirath Ram Shah Hospital in Delhi last month.They were due for the second dose of vaccine. Over the past few days, Baijal had held several meetings to discuss the raging Covid situation in Delhi. On April 19, the L-G had met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to announce lockdown in the national capital.
Meanwhile, the city has recorded 395 deaths due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest since the pandemic began a year ago. With 24,235 fresh cases, the positivity rate has climbed up to 32.82 percent, according to a bulletin issued by the city health department.
This was the eighth-straight day that the national capital has recorded over 300 deaths due to coronavirus. The cumulative case count in the city stands at 11,22,286, out of which as many as 10.08 lakh have recovered. While the death toll due to the viral disease stands at 15,772, the bulletin said.
Earlier on Friday, Bihar chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh passed away due to Covid-19. He was admitted to Paras Hospital in Patna. The Bihar government has confirmed the death of chief secretary.