Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, 61, has tested COVID-19 positive, he confirmed on Saturday afternoon. The CM has been admitted to the Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal, the state capital. The Chief Minister took to Twitter to inform that he has been tested positive and urged those who had come in contact with him to get their tests done.

All the close contacts of the Chief Minister have been quarantined. News of Chouhan being COVID-19 positive comes two days after a minister in his state cabinet, Arvind Singh Bhadoria, got infected.

“I have been tested positive for coronavirus. I request everyone who came in contact with me to get tested; my close contacts should self quarantine.  I am following all Covid-19 guidelines. I will self quarantine as per doctor’s instructions. I request people of the state to take precautions, even a bit of carelessness can invite corona,” Chouhan wrote on Twitter.

“Since March 25, I have been holding review meeting on the status of corona infection. From now on, I will try to hold review meetings through video conferencing. In my absence, the meeting will be chaired by state home minister Dr Narottam Mishra, minister of urban development and housing Bhuppendra Siingh, medical education minister Vishvas Sarang, and health and family welfare minister Prabhuram Choudhary,” Chouhan said.