Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat tested positive for coronavirus. In a tweet, the Chief Minister said that he is isolating himself.

This development came just hours before he was to travel to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other cabinet ministers.

Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat tests COVID positive

In his tweet, the 56-year-old BJP leader said he has gone under self-isolation. "My coronavirus test report has come out to be positive. I am doing fine and facing no issues at all. I have gone under self-isolation under supervision of doctors. All those who have come in contact with me recently, please get yourself tested and take precautions."

"I pray for everyone's well-being," he posted in Hindi.

Shortly after, his predecessor Trivendra Singh Rawat tweeted in Hindi: "I got the information about the respected chief minister testing positive for coronavirus. I pray for his good health, long life and quick recovery."

Staring at the second Covid wave, India has been witnessing a surge in cases. This morning, the government said 46,951 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours; this is the biggest single-day spike since early November.