Randeep Singh Surjewala & Digvijaya Singh test COVID positive

Last Updated: Friday, 16 April 2021 (16:23 IST)
New Delhi: Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Mr Surjewala took to twitter on Friday and wrote: “I have tested +ve for COVID19 Friday morning.
 
Anyone who has come in contact with me in the last 5 days, please self isolate & take necessary precautions.”
 
Mr Singh, who is also member of Rajya Sabha, tweeted in Hindi, “I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have quarantined myself at my Delhi residence. I urge those who have come to my contact to get themselves isolated and take all precautions.” 
 
Former Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader was also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 
 
India have been reeling a powerful second wave of COVID-19. In the past 24 hours, India registered 2,17,353 fresh cases, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the Union Health Ministry data released.
 
Besides, the country also recorded 1,185 deaths due to the virus, pushing the death toll to 1,74,308. (UNI)