Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tweeted this morning that he had tested positive for coronavirus and was isolated from home. Mr Sawant, 47, said he was “asymmetrical” and had chosen to move out of the house. He appealed to all who came in contact with him to exercise caution.
“I would like to inform everyone who has tested positive for COVID19. I am unclear and therefore have chosen to isolate the house. Precautions,” Sawant tweeted.
I would like to tell everyone that I have found COVID19 positive. I’m vague and have chosen to move out of the house. I will continue to fulfill my duties while working from home. Those who have come in contact with me are advised to take necessary precautions.
– Dr. Pramod Sawant (@drpramodpisevent) September 2, 2020
On Tuesday, he held a video conference meeting with the officers in charge of the COVD-19 care centers in Goa and reviewed the functioning of the centers.
Presided over the meeting with the Minister of Health Vision, Revenue Minister @ SMT JM OFFIL, And officials to review the overall # COVID-19 Management in the State of Goa. pic.twitter.com/JRAZr3zHQV
– Dr. Pramod Sawant (@drpramodpisevent) August 31, 2020
A day earlier, he had tweeted photos of his meeting with Coastal Health Minister Viswajit Rane, Revenue Minister and officials to review coronavirus management in Goa.
Pramod Sawant was sworn in as Goa Chief Minister in March last year After the death of his predecessor Manohar Parrikar.
Sawant is the fourth Chief Minister to test positive for coronavirus after his Karnataka counterpart BS Yeddyurappa, Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Haryana’s ML Khattar.
There have been 18,006 Kovid-19 cases in Goa so far; Both of these are virus-related deaths.