UP Health Minister Goes Into Home Isolation after Testing Covid-19 Positive, Contact Tracing Begins

According to sources, Singh, an MLA from Bansi Assembly seat, was suffering from mild fever after which he decided to get himself tested.

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh on Friday tested positive for Covid-19, prompting him to go into home isolation. A thorough contact tracing has also begun. The samples of other family members of the minister have been taken and their test reports are expected by Saturday.

According to sources, Singh, an MLA from Bansi Assembly seat, was suffering from mild fever after which he decided to get himself tested. His testing was done through TruNat machine which declared the results as positive. However, a sample has also been sent to Lucknow’s KGMU lab for confirmation, the reports of which are expected by Friday evening.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh witnessed yet another record single-day hike of new Covid-19 cases, with 2,529 infections taking the state’s tally to 58,104 on Thursday. Thirty-four new fatalities were also reported, taking the death toll to 1,298 in the state.

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