Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani isolated himself on Wednesday (April 15) after he met a Congress MLA, who has tested positive for COVID-19. The Chief Minister has decided to run the administration through video-conferencing and video-calling, without meeting anyone for next one week.
Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) secretary Ashwani Kumar said Rupani’s health was fine and no visitor would be allowed at the chief minister’s residence for the next one week. Reputed doctors R K Patel and Atul Patel have checked Rupani, he said. “The chief minister is fine and all his parameters are normal.”
The Congress MLA, who met Rupani along with other party legislators at the chief minister’s official residence in Gandhinagar on April 14 morning, tested positive for coronavirus in the evening. After the meeting with Rupani, the MLA had also addressed the media in Gandhinagar.
Later, the MLA was admitted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Hospital, Ahmedabad Deputy Municipal Commissioner Om Prakash Machra said. During the meeting, Khedawala was sitting 15 to 20 feet away from Rupani, Kumar said.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja and two other Congress MLAs also attended the meeting.