Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The minister was later shifted to Max Hospital, Saket.
Rai is the third minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government to have contracted the virus. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain had been infected with the coronavirus. An official said that Rai, who is also Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi convenor, had met party workers around Diwali. The minister had not attended the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Kejriwal to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Delhi on November 19 as he was not feeling well.
In a tweet, Rai said that after initial symptoms, he underwent COVID-19 test and the report has come positive. The environment minister has requested those who recently came in contact with him to get tested for COVID-19.