Uttarakhand CM Quarantined, Along With His Entire Cabinet, After Minister Tests Positive
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has been quarantined along with his entire cabinet after state cabinet minister Satpal Singh Maharaj was found to be COVID-19 positive. Amrita Rawat, the wife of Uttarakhand government Tourism Minister Satpal Singh, was found corona positive on Saturday, then a report came out on Sunday, confirming the corona infection among a total of 22 people, including minister Satpal Maharaj, his son, grandson, daughter-in-law, and staff. Samples of a total of 41 people were sent for investigation.
On May 29, a cabinet meeting was held in Uttarakhand, which was attended by Satpal Singh. According to media reports, a few days ago some people from Delhi came to Satpal Singh Maharaj's house on Circular Road. As per the Centre’s guideline, the district administration had put a quarantine notice on May 26 at his house.
After the incident, Satpal Maharaj shifted his office to his government residence, but the house itself was not quarantined. If the minister had home quarantined himself, he would not have been able to attend the meetings and the situation that has arisen could have been avoided.
So far, 907 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Uttarakhand and 102 patients have been cured while five people have died so far. In Uttarakhand, 11 out of the total 13 districts have been kept in Orange Zone while the Nainital district has been kept in Red Zone and Udham Singh Nagar District has been kept in Green Zone.