Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have tested positive for the COVID-19. Confirming the news, the SP chief took to Twitter and said, “I have tested positive for coronavirus and have isolated myself.”
“I am receiving treatment at home,” Yadav said.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also appealed to those who have come in contact with him, to get themselves tested.
“I request all those who have come in contact with me in the last few days, to get themselves tested for COVID-19. Also, I request all such people to remain in isolation for a few days,” Akhilesh Yadav wrote in Hindi.
अभी-अभी मेरी कोरोना टेस्ट की रिपोर्ट पॉज़िटिव आई है। मैंने अपने आपको सबसे अलग कर लिया है व घर पर ही उपचार शुरू हो गया है।
पिछले कुछ दिनों में जो लोग मेरे संपर्क में आये हैं, उन सबसे विनम्र आग्रह है कि वो भी जाँच करा लें। उन सभी से कुछ दिनों तक आइसोलेशन में रहने की विनती भी है।
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) April 14, 2021
Yadav, a few days back, had met Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri, who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Giri was later admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences from a private nursing home in Haridwar.