New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat Monday afternoon tweeted that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Rawat was sworn in earlier this month following the resignation of Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The 56-year-old BJP leader also tweeted he has gone under self-isolation. "My coronavirus test report has come out to be positive. I am doing fine and facing no issues at all. I have gone under self-isolation under supervision of doctors. All those who have come in contact with me recently, please get yourself tested and take precautions."
"I pray for everyone's well-being," he posted in Hindi.
Shortly later, his predecessor tweeted Trivendra Singh Rawat tweeted in Hindi: "I got the information about the respected chief minister testing positive for coronavirus. I pray for his good health, long life and quick recovery."
The country has been staring at a second Covid wave with a surge in cases. Monday morning, the government released the figure of 46,951 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, making the biggest single-day spike since early November.
Yesterday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was hospitalised after he tested positive for Covid.
Meanwhile, Tirath Singh Rawat took charge earlier this month after days of speculation about a leadership change in the state amid allegations of non-performance and resentment within the Uttarakhand BJP over Trivendra Singh Rawat's style of functioning.