Kejriwal tests positive for Covid-19...

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Kejriwal tests positive for Covid-19

 International Desk

 Published: 10:02 AM, 4 January 2022   Updated: 11:37 AM, 4 January 2022

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

India's Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested positive for Covid and has isolated himself at home.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the news. He also requested people who came in his touch in the last few days to get tested.

"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 tweeted.

Over the past few weeks, Kejriwal has been campaigning for polls ahead in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He was in Dehradun on Monday, addressing an election rally.

Delhi has reported a rising positivity rate with 4,099 new cases in 24 hours on Monday. According to an official statement, the positivity rate in Delhi is 6.46 percent. As many as 6,288 COVID-19 patients are in home isolation. On Monday, Delhi also recorded one Covid death. 

The Omicron variant is driving most of the cases in Delhi, say experts. "As per genome sequencing reports of December 30-31 from three labs, 81 percent samples were infected with Omicron. Most of the cases are of Omicron," Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain said.

 The surge may trigger new restrictions under the colour-coded Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), according to Sources. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority will meet today for a decision. 

With the positivity rate above 5 percent for two straight days, Delhi faces "red alert" restrictions like a total curfew barring essential services, a shutdown of non-essential shops, malls and salons and more curbs on public transport, weddings and funerals. - NDTV, Indian Express