- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief announced on Twitter that he is experiencing mild symptoms.
- Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister, has asked that everyone who came in contact with him in the recent few days to undergo tested.
Arvind Kejriwal said on Twitter this morning that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and has been quarantined at home. The Delhi Chief Minister, who has addressed enormous rallies in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttarakhand in the last three days to campaign for elections, has stated that he is suffering from “mild symptoms.”
“I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested,” the Chief Minister posted.
I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch wid me in last few days, kindly isolate urself and get urself tested— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4, 2022
Mr Kejriwal, 53, has been on a whirlwind campaign for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) amid a surge of Covid cases in the country. He was in Dehradun yesterday, and he had previously addressed rallies in Amritsar and Patiala.
On Monday, Delhi reported an increasing positive rate, with 4,099 new cases registered in 24 hours.
According to an official statement, Delhi has a positivity rate of 6.46 percent. As many as 6,288 COVID-19 patients are being isolated at home.
On Monday, one Covid death was also recorded in Delhi.
According to experts, the Omicron variant is responsible for the majority of cases in Delhi. “According to genome sequencing findings from three laboratories on December 30-31, 81% of samples were infected with Omicron. The majority of the cases are of Omicron,” Satyender Jain, Delhi Health Minister, said.
According to Sources, the spike may result in further restrictions under the color-coded Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). The Delhi Disaster Management Authority will make a decision today.
With the positivity rate above 5% for two days in a row, Delhi risks “red alert” restrictions such as a total curfew prohibiting essential services, the closure of non-essential stores, malls, and salons, and further limitations on public transportation, weddings, and funerals.
Since December 29, the capital has been on a “yellow alert.” Cinemas and gyms have been closed, and stores have been permitted on an odd-even basis. Metro trains and buses can only run at half their full capacity.
Mr Kejriwal has previously advised people not to worry in the wake of increasing cases, claiming that the issue is under control and that hospitalizations are low.