Friday, June 25, 2021

BJP MLA tests positive for Covid-19 days after taking vaccine

Gujarat Minister of state Ishwarsinh Patel has tested positive for Covid-19 days after being administered a vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection. The state BJP MLA tested positive on Monday. He had received the vaccine jab on 13 March.

Ishwarsinh Patel took to Twitter, saying that he has tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet in Gujarati, Patel said his test for Covid-19 came back positive but, he’s in good health. “Today my corona test came positive. I wish you all the best and I am currently in good health,” tweeted Patel.

The Gujarat minister also requested all those who came in his contact in the past few days to get themselves tested for the coronavirus. “As a precautionary measure, I urge all those who have come in contact with me in the last few days to get tested for corona,” he announced on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat rose to 2,79,097 with 890 people being detected with the infection on Monday. The state also recorded 594 recoveries pushing the recovery count to 2,69,955, which is 96.72% of the caseload. The death toll stands at 4,425 in the state, leaving it with 4,717 active cases, including 56 critical ones.

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