Delhi CM Kejriwal quarantines himself after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Jun 08, 2020, 01:09 PM(IST)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal takes charge of his office at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph:( ANI )

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According to media reports, his symptoms began showing on Sunday, and has since then cancelled all his meetings and addresses

The Chief Minister of Delhi, India has begun self-isolating at home after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief has fever and also claims to have a sore throat, two of the key symptoms of coronavirus.

According to media reports, his symptoms began showing on Sunday, and has since then cancelled all his meetings and addresses. 

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On Sunday, Kejriwal appeared at a meeting to discuss coronavirus in Delhi and announced that all Delhi government hospitals along with a few private hospitals will now treat only residents of the city. Central hospitals may treat anyone, he added.

Delhi is the third-hardest hit state in the country, after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Until now, the city has over 28,000 positive cases and has recorded over 800 deaths.

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Kejriwal is set to get tested for COVID-19 soon.

Meanwhile, India witnessed the highest spike ever in the number of reported cases today, and has moved to the fifth spot globally in terms of the number of cases, leaving behind Spain and Italy, that were once epicentres of the pandemic in Europe.

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