Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has tested positive for COVID-19. The 47-year-old CM said that he was asymptomatic and hence opted for home isolation. Also Read - Top Hoteliers Meet Goa CM Pramod Sawant to Demand Cut in GST on Room Tariff
The BJP leader tweeted this morning to inform about his health condition, stating that he will continue to discharge his official duties. He also urged all those who had come in contact with him to take precautions.
“I wish to inform all that I have been detected COVID-19 positive. I am asymptomatic and hence have opted for home isolation. I shall continue to discharge my duties working from home. Those who have come in my close contact are advised to take the necessary precautions,” Sawant wrote on Twitter.
Sawant is the fourth chief minister to have tested positive for coronavirus after Karnataka’s BS Yediyurappa, Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Haryana’s ML Khattar.
As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 3,962 active COVID-19 cases and 13,850 recoveries have been reported in Goa. So far, 194 lives have been claimed by the virus in the state.