New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has tested negative for the highly contagious coronavirus, reported news agency ANI.

The Delhi Chief Minister had complained was unwell and was experiencing fever since Sunday, following which he was advised to take the COVID-19 test.

On Tuesday, Kejriwal took the test for the deadly COVID-19 infection. However, the Delhi Chief Minister has tested negative for the deadly virus.

The Delhi Chief Minister had also complained of fever and sore throat and had to isolated himself at his house. "Kejriwal is unwell. He is suffering from fever, cough and sore throat. He has isolated himself at home and is not taking part in any meeting," Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had said earlier.

Kejriwal did not take part in any meeting or did not meet anyone on Monday. He was last seen in a video conference on Sunday where he announced that the Delhi government hospitals would be reserved only for the residents of the national capital.

Before this, Kejriwal had chaired a cabinet meet on Sunday, which was attended by Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain among others. Chief Secretary Vijay Dev had also participated in the meet. After Kejriwal fell sick, he cancelled all his programs and did not meet anyone. 

There has been an alarming surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, especially in Delhi. The national capital is the third worst-hit place in India.

According to the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the highly contagious coronavirus has infected nearly 30,000 and claimed the lives of over 870 people in the national capital so far.

As per the Health Ministry data, there are 17,712 active coronavirus cases while 11,357 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals in Delhi so far. 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma