Coronavirus: Pramod Sawant was sworn in as Goa Chief Minister in March last year.

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tweeted this morning to say that he has tested positive for coronavirus and that he is in home isolation. Mr Sawant, 47, said he is “asymptomatic and hence have opted for home isolation”. He also urged all those who had come in contact with him to take precautions.

“I wish to inform all that I have been detected COVID19 positive. I am asymptomatic and hence have opted for home isolation. I shall continue to discharge my duties working from home. Those who have come in my close contact are advised to take the necessary precautions,” Mr Sawant tweeted.

I wish to inform all that I have been detected COVID19 positive. I am asymptomatic and hence have opted for home isolation. I shall continue to discharge my duties working from home. Those who have come in my close contact are advised to take the necessary precautions.

— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) September 2, 2020

On Tuesday, he held a meeting via video conference with officers in charge of COVID-19 care centers in Goa and reviewed the functioning of the centres.

Chaired a meeting with Health Minister @visrane, Revenue Minister @SmtJMOfficial, and officials to review the overall #COVID19 management in the state of Goa. pic.twitter.com/JRAZr3zHQV

— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) August 31, 2020

A day before that, he had tweeted photos of his meeting with the coastal state’s Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, the Revenue Minister and officials to review the 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.

Mr Sawant is the fourth Chief Minister to have tested positive for coronavirus after his Karnataka counterpart BS Yediyurappa, Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Haryana’s ML Khattar.

Goa has reported 18,006 COVID-19 cases so far; of these two are deaths linked to the virus.

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