Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, contracted coronavirus and was admitted to a hospital in the state capital, Bhopala.
“My dear compatriots, I had symptoms of COVID-19, and after the test my results were positive. I follow all the recommendations and will be in quarantine in accordance with the doctor’s recommendations,” Chauhan wrote on Twitter.
He also urged colleagues to take all possible precautions to avoid infection and those who have contacted him – to take tests.
“I urge the people of my state to be careful, just a little negligence causing coronavirus. I did my best to avoid the virus, but people met with me on many issues,” the minister added.
According to the latest data, more than 26,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Madhya Pradesh, and more than 7.5 thousand people are in hospitals.
In total, more than 1.3 million cases of coronavirus have been detected in India, more than 456,000 people are being treated, more than 31,000 have died from coronavirus and comorbidities.