Image courtesy: Twitter @ArvindKejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who developed fever and sore throat since Sunday and underwent COVID19 test, tested negative for the virus on Tuesday.

Confirming the news, the national spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Raghav Chadha, on his Twitter handle said:  “CM @ArvindKejriwal tests negative for Covid-19. Thank god!”

Soon after Kejriwal complained of fever, all his meetings were cancelled since Sunday afternoon and he isolated himself at his home.

“He had consulted a doctor over the phone and plans to get himself tested tomorrow if symptoms don’t subside,” an AAP spokesperson said on Monday.

The number of COVID19 positive cases is on the rise rapidly in Delhi.

In view of the rising cases, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government is staring at a towering task to arrange 60,000 Covid19 beds in just 1.5 months.

Talking to media persons on Tuesday, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the state government has estimated that the total number of COVID19 positive cases in Delhi will rise to 5.5 lakh by July 31.

According to the latest Union health ministry data, Delhi has a total of 29,943 cases so far with 874 deaths.

A total of 11,357 COVID19 patients have been discharged from various hospitals in the national capital after their recovery.

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