Health Minister of northern Indian State of Haryana, Anil Vij has tested positive for the virus, few days after receiving a trial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Vij, who is in charge of several ministries including health, announced via his official Twitter page on Saturday that he had contracted coronavirus.
He urged people, who came in contact with him in recent days to undergo a test.
His tweet reads;
I have been tested COVID-19 positive. I am admitted in civil hospital Ambala cantonment. All those who have come in close contact to me are advised to get themselves tested for COVID-19.
In November, 67-year-old Vij was administered a trial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the third phase trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
He had earlier announced that he would be the first volunteer in his state for the vaccine.
Haryana state has so far reported 240,841cases of COVID-19 and 2,539 related deaths.
India is in the grip of the ongoing COVID-19 and globally, it is the second worst-hit country by the pandemic.
On Saturday morning, the country’s health ministry said the number of COVID-19 cases has reached 9,608,211 and death toll has also risen to 139,700.