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Kejriwal's wife tests positive for Covid, CM quarantines himself

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal tested positive for Covid Tuesday. She is under home isolation and the CM has also quarantined himself.

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Published on 20 April 2021 1:02 PM GMT

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal tested positive for Covid Tuesday. She is under home isolation and the CM has also quarantined himself, attending meetings through video conferencing.

Over the past year, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot have tested positive for the virus. While Sisodia and Jain had to be hospitalised, Gahlot is under home isolation.

Several other AAP MLAs, including Raghav Chadha and Atishi, had also tested positive earlier

Kejriwal lives with his parents, wife, and two children.

COVID in Delhi:

Covid cases in Delhi have been surging for close to a month, and touched an all-time high of 25,500 last week. A temporary 250-bed ICU facility set up by DRDO in Dhaula Kuan filled up within hours of being opened.

The Delhi government announced a curfew from Monday night till next Monday morning in another attempt to arrest the rising cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), officials said.

The announcement comes after chief minister Kejriwal and lieutenant governor Anil Baijal held a meeting with senior government officers over the Covid-19 situation in the national capital. Delhi, among the worst hit cities in India, has already imposed a weekend curfew as well as a 10pm-5am night curfew restrictions that are in place until April 30.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the national capital.

In the letter, Kejriwal said that the Covid-19 situation in Delhi is "very serious" and appealed to PM Modi for an urgent supply of oxygen and reservation of 7,000 beds out of the Central government's 10,000 beds for COVID-infected patients in order to tackle the crisis. He also said that currently, only 1,800 beds have been reserved from Centre's side for Delhi's patients.

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