Published On: Sun, Jul 12th, 2020

UP Sports minister tests positive for COVID-19

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Welfare Upendra Tiwari has tested positive for COVID-19, his representative said

UP Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Upendra Tiwari

Rakesh Chaubey ‘Bhola, the representative of the minister said, “Tiwari felt feverish almost two days back and his COVID test was done on Saturday.” “The report on Sunday morning stated that Tiwari has tested positive for COVID-19,” he said.

The state has already imposed a 55-hour mini lockdown till Monday, where except for essential and some other services, everything else is closed. The curbs will lift at 5 am on Monday.

Uttar Pradesh has been witnessing a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. On Saturday, the state recorded 1,403 cases, up from a high of 1,347 a day before.

The state has recorded 35,092 Covid-19 positive cases so far, according to the Union health ministry.

TST

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