Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for COVID-19.

Yogi Adityanath has placed himself under home quarantine after he tested COVID-19 positive on Wednesday.

The announcement comes a day after he went under isolation following some of his officials of his office testing positive for the virus.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also urged those who came in contact with him in recent days to get themselves tested.

“When the initial symptoms were seen, I got myself tested for Covid and my report returned positive. I am in self-isolation and fully following the instructions of doctors. I am doing all work virtually,” Yogi Adityanath tweeted in Hindi.

Notably, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 5 had received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Civil Hospital in Lucknow.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for COVID-19.

Akhilesh Yadav has placed himself under home isolation after his COVID-19 test results returned positive.

Akhilesh Yadav also urged all those who came in contact with him in recent times, to get themselves tested.

Taking to the social media, Akhilesh Yadav said: “My COVID-19 test result has returned positive. I have placed myself in isolation at home itself. All those who came in contact with me in the past few days, I request them all to get themselves tested and stay in isolation till then.”

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Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday recorded its highest-ever daily spike.

Uttar Pradesh, the most populous State in the country on Tuesday reported 18,021 cases and 85 deaths.

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