Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has tested COVID-19 positive.
This was offically confirmed on Saturday afternoon.
In a tweet on his official account, the chief minister wrote, in Hindi: “My dear countrymen, I was having COVID-19 symptoms and, after a test, my report came back positive”.
Chouhan also appealed to all colleagues and individuals who have come in contact with him to get their coronavirus test done.
All close contacts of the chief minister have been moved in to quarantine.