Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tests positive for coronavirus; opts for home isolation

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Goa Published: Sep 02, 2020, 01.21 PM(IST)

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Photograph:( IANS )

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has gone into self-quarantine once again with his OSD testing positive for COVID-19, official sources said.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant On Wednesday said he has tested positive for coronavirus.

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Sawant, 47, said he is asymptomatic and under home isolation.

"I wish to inform that I have been detected COVID19 positive. I am asymptomatic and hence have opted for home isolation. I shall continue to discharge my duties working from home. Those who have come in my close contact are advised to take the necessary precautions," he tweeted. 

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has gone into self-quarantine once again with his OSD testing positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Wednesday.

A meeting of the state cabinet scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed as a result, the sources said. With an OSD to the chief minister testing positive for the coronavirus, the latter has had to quarantine himself for three days, they said.

Rawat had earlier gone into self-quarantine for three days as a precaution on August 25 after one of his advisors had tested positive for COVID-19 leading to the postponement of a meeting of the state cabinet scheduled to be held on August 26.

Rawat came out of self quarantine after testing negative on August 30 and the cabinet meeting was rescheduled for September 2 which has once again been deferred.
However, the revised date for the cabinet meeting has not been decided yet, the sources said.

Uttarakhand has recorded over 20,000 case of the virus and 280 fatalities.
 

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