Lucknow/Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for Covid-19. Akhilesh gave this information in a tweet and advised all those who had come into contact with him in recent days, to get themselves tested.

"Lucknow/Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for Covid-19. Akhilesh gave this information in a tweet and advised all those who had come into contact with him in…"

He said that he had isolated himself at home and taking treatment as per prescribed protocol.

Akhilesh had recently visited Haridwar where he met a number of saints and seers. Some of the saints, including Mahant Narendra Giri, later tested positive for Covid.

On Tuesday, Akhilesh got himself tested for Covid-19 and the report which came on Wednesday, showed that he is positive for the virus.

Similarly, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has tested positive for Covid-19.

Gahlot shared the information on Wednesday on his official twitter handle. “I have tested positive for Covid-19 today. I have home isolated myself. All those who came in contact with me recently please take necessary precautions.”

The national capital continued to witness a steep hike in new Covid cases. On Tuesday, the city reported 13,468 new cases and 81 deaths.

The daily positivity rate in Delhi reported on Wednesday was at 13.14 per cent.

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