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UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh tests positive for Covid-19: Report

Jai Pratap Singh

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has been diagnosed corona positive. Including Singh, seven ministers and minister-rank politicians have been tested positive since the covid-19 outbreak, a report says.

Reportedly, a team of doctors was sent to collect his swab samples on Thursday after the Minister developed sore throat, a possible symptom of the covid-19. “The test done through TruNat machine found him Covid-19 positive,” Dr RK Porwal, Chief medical superintendent (CMS), SPM Civil Hospital was quoted saying by TOI report.

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“Since the minister was asymptomatic, he has been advised to isolate himself at home. He will be shifted to a hospital if symptoms surface,” Dr Porwal added. Reportedly his family members have also been tested for the infection and their reports are awaited.

Earlier in March, the Minister and his family members got themselves tested after Singh attended a party where Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who was diagnosed with the disease, was also present. Their reports were negative then.

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