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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for COVID-19

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested negative for COVID-19, media reports quoted his party as saying. Kejriwal had gone into self-isolation at his home after he complained of mild fever and throat pain. Aam Aadmi Party sources had been quoted earlier as saying that he was feeling better.

“He is running a fever and has a sore throat, which happens to be COVID symptoms. So doctors have advised him to take a test tomorrow,” AAP MLA Raghav Chadha was quoted by NDTV earlier.

Kejriwal, 51, is also a diabetic.

On Sunday before he complained of the symptoms, Kejriwal had met members of his cabinet and senior officials and had also addressed a digital press conference. He had in that conference announced reserving Delhi’s government and private hospital beds for residents of Delhi alone. The move was overruled by the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal the next day.

On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that they were expecting the cases to touch 5 lakh by July 31.