Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh health minister Jai Pratap Singh has tested negative for Coronavirus infection, Dr Sudhir Singh, incharge of isolation ward at Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University, told news agency ANI. Also Read - Assam Police Arrests Opposition MLA Over 'Objectionable' Remarks on COVID-19 Quarantine Camps
Notably, Singh had attended a party thrown by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor who is now suffering from COVID-19. As a result, he had to go into isolation. Also Read - Boycott TikTok: Netizens Express Anger Over China For Introducing Coronavirus, Say 'Make China Pay'
Further, 28 others, who came in contact with the singer, have also tested negative for Covid-19 infection. Also Read - COVID-19: Japan PM Shinzo Abe Declares State of Emergency, Likely to Release Economic Package Soon
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath confirmed that a total of 23 people have been found to be infected with Coronavirus in his state. He said that nine people among them have recovered.
He also announced an assistance for daily wage labourers and construction workers amid lockdown-like situation in the state owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. He said that that that Rs 1,000 each will be given to 15 Lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 Lakh construction workers for them to be able to meet their day-to-day needs.
Meanwhile, total cases of coronavirus in India have shot up to 271.