NEW DELHI: The Chief Minister of the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal has fallen sick and is under self-quarantine. He has been showing symptoms like mild fever and a sore throat. Hence, he is due to get tested for COVID-19 tomorrow. As a result, the CM has cancelled all his meetings, as per Aam Aadmi Party.
Kejriwal has been unwell since the afternoon of Sunday i.e. June 7. He has not met anyone since then and has been isolating himself in his home office situated in Delhi.
The MLA of AAP, Raghav Chadha revealed, "He is running a fever and has a sore throat, which happens to be COVID symptoms. So doctors have advised him to take a test tomorrow."
He also revealed that the CM has diabetes, which is also a matter of grave concern as it makes him immunodeficient.
Chadha mentioned, "The symptoms started showing since yesterday afternoon. He hasn't interacted with anyone since then. There were long meetings over the last few days over video. But he did come in direct contact with members of the party, cabinet, bureaucrats."
Apart from this, many leaders from AAP began tweeting get well soon messages for Kejriwal.
Jarnail Singh, an MLA from AAP wrote,
दिल्ली के हर मन प्यारे मुख्यमंत्री @ArvindKejriwal जी को कल से बुख़ार और गले में खराश की शिकायत है उन्होंने डाक्टरों की सलाह पर खुद को घर में Isolation में रखा है कल 9 उनका #Covid टेस्ट होगा,— Jarnail Singh (@JarnailSinghAAP) June 8, 2020
हम सभी आप की अच्छी सेहत के लिए परमेश्वर से प्रार्थना करते हैं🙏🏻#TakeCareAK
(Our beloved Arvind Kejriwal has a mild fever and sore throat since yesterday and is on self-isolation on doctors' advice. Tomorrow he will get a Covid-19 test at 9 am. We all pray for your good health.)
Raghav Chaddha also made a tweet saying,
Dear @ArvindKejriwal - you are our inspiration and hero - a frontline warrior against coronavirus. You put yourself at risk for the well-being of people of Delhi. As you face a health challenge, our thoughts, wishes and prayers are with you. #TakeCareAK— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) June 8, 2020
Soon, the Twitterati took notice of the matter and began trending #TakeCareAK and took it to number 1.
Here is what the netizens have been saying:
● He provided free ration to 1 crore people.— Abhijeet Dipke (@abhijeet_dipke) June 8, 2020
● He provided free meals to 10 lakh people daily.
● He provided ₹5000 monthly to aur drivers and labourers. @ArvindKejriwal took care of Delhi like his own family. Hope he recovers soon because Delhi needs him#TakeCareAK
I have seen @ArvindKejriwal working tirelessly for people without minding his own health. He has so much of willpower added with the goodwill and prayers for him that he beats the odds every time.#TakeCareAK @SanjayAzadSln @pankajgupta @rishikeshlaw @BajpaiDeepak @AamAadmiParty— Rakesh Kr Sinha (@rakeshsinha65) June 8, 2020
@ArvindKejriwal uncle , everyday in morning I prayer to god for my family . Just heard that you are not well . From tomorrow onwards I include you in my prayer . Get well soon AK uncle #TakeCareAK pic.twitter.com/pOnnZJLjMu— Gurliv Singh (@GurlivSingh6) June 8, 2020
Delhi currently has more than 27,600 COVID-19 cases.