October 17, 2021

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PWD Minister Gopal Bhargava tests positive for coronavirus

Team Absolute|Bhopal Madhya Pradesh PWD minister Gopal Bhargava has tested positive for coronavirus in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government Earlier Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had also tested positive for the infectious disease and has recently recovered from the deadly disease.
Making the announcement on Twitter, Bhargav said he has taken a rapid antigen test along with his family and staff members and his test report has returned a positive result. He said that his family members have tested negative.
“I got antigen test (for COVID-19) done along with my family and close staff, in which I tested positive as per the initial report. I am getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors,” Bhargav said in a tweet on Friday evening.
He is the sixth member of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s council of ministers to test positive. Chouhan himself had tested positive for the infection in the last week of July and recovered after treatment.
Earlier, Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang, state Cooperatives Minister Arvind Bhadoriya, Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silawat, Higher Education Minister Mohan Yadav and Minister of State (Independent charge) for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Ramkhelawan Patel had tested positive. Tulsiram Silawat, who had tested positive for coronavirus infection, was discharged from a private hospital last Friday following his recovery. The water resources minister had tested positive for the deadly infection on July 28 and had informed about it on Twitter. In the upcoming Assembly by-polls, Silawat, a loyalist of BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, is likely to get a BJP ticket from Sanver constituency, where he won as a Congress candidate in 2018. The minister had toured Sanver extensively to develop a rapport with voters before he contracted the infection.

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