BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has joined a list of politicians who have tested positive for COVID-19. In a tweet this morning, Mr Tiwari said he is self-isolating after testing positive.
Mr Tiwari tweeted that he felt unwell on Sunday, after which he gave his samples for testing.
“I felt unwell. Due to a slight fever and cold I couldn’t even go for the Uttarakhand-Rudrapur campaign yesterday. The test result that came today shows that I am positive. Take precautions, isolate myself. Take care of yourself and yours family,” Tiwari tweeted in Hindi.
परसों (2 Jan) रात से ही अस्वस्थ महसूस कर रहा था।हल्का बुखार और ज़ुकाम होने के कारण कल उत्तराखंड – रूद्रपुर प्रचार में भी नहीं जा पाया था..टेस्ट में आज पॉज़िटिव आया हूँ..
सतर्कता बरतते हुए अपने आप को कल ही isolate कर लिया था.
और अपने परिवार का ध्यान रखें 🙏
— Manoj Tiwari 🇮🇳 (@ManojTiwariMP) January 4, 2022
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey are among the politicians who said they tested positive today.
The threat of COVID-19 and the rapidly spreading Omicron variant is looming in elections in states like Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, where political parties continue to hold rallies. The Election Commission has said political parties want polls to be held under strict COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Kejriwal was seen in a huge crowd in Punjab before tweeting that he tested positive.
The Omicron variant is driving most cases in Delhi, experts say. “According to genomic sequencing reports dated Dec. 30-31 from three labs, 81 percent of the samples were contaminated with Omicron. Most of the cases are from Omicron,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain.
A large proportion of Omicron cases in India as the country faces a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have been reported from major cities, the head of the country’s vaccine task force told DailyExpertNews yesterday. adding that the third wave of the pandemic is very much here.
Major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata together have a 75 percent share of infections from the highly transmissible coronavirus variant Omicron, which was first discovered in South Africa in November, said Dr NK Arora, who has been closely involved with the roll-out of vaccines. from the very beginning.