MP CM says he tests negative for coronavirus

Chouhan was first tested positive for Covid-19 on July 25 and was later admitted to a hospital in Bhopal (ANI Photo)
Chouhan was first tested positive for Covid-19 on July 25 and was later admitted to a hospital in Bhopal (ANI Photo)

New Delhi, August 11 (PTI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister  Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he has tested negative for coronavirus infection, six days after being discharged from a private hospital.

Chouhan, 61, had tested positive for coronavirus infection on July 25. He has been in home quarantine since he was discharged on August 5.

"My COVID-19 report has come out negative. On the advice of doctors, I will be in isolation till tomorrow. I sincerely thank doctors, nurses and their entire team. I will be grateful for all your best wishes and prayers for my health," the CM tweeted.

Chouhan had again tested positive for the infection on August 3.

However, the Chirayu Hospital where he was admitted had said that the CM was being discharged as per the guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research.

"They (doctors) advised discharge as per the ICMR policy dated May 8, wherein patients can be discharged after 10 days of symptoms onset and no fever for three days. There will be no need for testing prior to discharge," a bulletin issued by the hospital had stated.