Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and appealed to all those who came in contact with him, to undergo a test and quarantine themselves.
He also said that he will be self-quarantining and getting his treatment done according to government guidelines. Chouhan had recently travelled to Lucknow for attending the funeral of late governor Lalji Tandon with Co-operative minister Arvind Bhadauria who had later tested positive for the virus.
“I tried my best to avoid infection but people used to meet me for various purposes,” clarified Chouhan on the reason behind his infection. He also asked the public to ensure all precautions, as any “lax behavior” was an invitation to the deadly disease. However, he said there was no need to panic, as after proper treatment, anyone could recover from coronavirus.
He said he had been chairing meetings on the Covid-19 response in the state since March 25, and that he would attempt to attend the meetings through video conferencing now. Chouhan also said that in his absence, the meeting to review the coronavirus situation will be held by Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Urban Development and Administration Minister Bhupendra Singh, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang and Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary.