Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has informed that he has tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. Gehlot added that he has no symptoms and is in isolation after his wife Sunita Gehlot tested positive for Covid-19.
“Today my Covid test report returned positive. I have no symptoms and feel fine. I will continue to work in isolation following the Covid-19 protocol,” the Rajasthan Chief Minister said in a tweet written in Hindi.
Gehlot tested positive a day after he tweeted about his wife testing Covid positive. In a tweet, Gehlot said, “My wife Sunita Gehlot has tested Covid-19 positive and is asymptomatic. Her home isolation started as per protocol. I will take a Covid-19 review meeting with doctors and officials daily at 8.30 pm while staying in precautionary isolation.
Rajasthan has recorded 16,614 new Covid cases and 120 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to reports, many small hospitals in Rajasthan is running out of bed as Covid-19 cases rise. Many have pointed out that the second Covid wave has burdened India’s healthcare system. India has recorded over three lakh cases for the seventh straight day with 3,79,257 new Covid-19 cases and 3,645 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has said that the vaccination drive beginning on May 1 cannot be launched in the state due to the unavailability of sufficient vaccine doses. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the government plans to vaccinate the public in the next six months in a planned manner. He added that those between 18 to 44 years will receive free vaccination in state-run centres only.
With India’s Covid-19 situation worsening four players left the IPL to be with their families. However, according to reports, India's top umpire Nitin Menon has also pulled out of the IPL due to personal reasons. Reportedly, Menon left the IPL bio-bubble after his wife and mother tested positive for Covid-19. Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa left the IPL due to the Covid crisis in India.