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Delhi CM Kejriwal Goes Into Self-Quarantine, To Undergo Covid-19 Test On Tuesday

Officials said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was feeling unwell since Sunday afternoon.

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Delhi CM Kejriwal Goes Into Self-Quarantine, To Undergo Covid-19 Test On Tuesday
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday,
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Delhi CM Kejriwal Goes Into Self-Quarantine, To Undergo Covid-19 Test On Tuesday
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2020-06-08T13:19:59+05:30

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-quarantine after developing sore throat and fever, and will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, officials said on Monday.

They said the chief minister was feeling unwell since Sunday afternoon.

"He has mild fever and sore throat since Sunday afternoon. As advised by doctors, the chief minister will undergo COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning," news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.

All his meetings till tomorrow afternoon have been cancelled.

Officials said Kejriwal attended a Cabinet meeting on Sunday morning, but did not attend any meeting thereafter.

The chief minister has been holding most of his meetings via video conferencing from his official residence for past two months.

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Delhi is among India's top four metropolitian clusters that account for nearly half of the nationwide COVID-19 tally. On Sunday, 1,320 new cases were detected in the national capital, taking the tally to 27,654, while the death toll rose to 761.

Nationwide, Covid-19 cases crossed the 2.56-lakh mark after the biggest single-day spike of 9,983 new infections.

India is the fifth worst-affected nation in terms of coronavirus infection cases after the US, Brazil, Russia, and the UK, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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(With inputs from agencies)


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