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Union Minister Kiren Rijiju tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. The Union Minister took to Twitter to announce that he has tested positive for Coronavirus

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

The Union Minister took to Twitter to announce that he has tested positive for Coronavirus and urged all those who have come in contact with him to exercise self-quarantine and get themselves tested.

“After getting a repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive. I’m taking the advice of the doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant, exercise self-quarantine, and get themselves tested. I’m physically fit and fine,” Rijiju tweeted.

The country reported its highest-ever single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with over 2.34 lakh new cases today and more than 1,300 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The total number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 1,45,26,609.

Meanwhile, a total of 11,99,37,641 vaccine doses have been administered so far through 17,37,539 sessions, according to the Union Health Ministry.

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First Published: 17th April, 2021 20:27 IST

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