In a tweet, the 68-year-old minister said he has isolated himself and is “absolutely fine”.
“I got myself tested today after one of my aides” coronavirus report came positive. My report returned positive. I am absolutely fine, and have isolated myself,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
मेरे सहयोगी की कोरोना रिपोर्ट पोस्टिव आने के बाद आज मैंने अपना टेस्ट कराया,जिसमें मेरी रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मैं बिल्कुल ठीक हूँ और खुद को आइसोलेट कर लिया हूँ। मेरा निवेदन है कि विगत दिनों जो भी लोग मेरे संपर्क में आये हैं वह आइसोलेशन में रहें एवं अपना कोविड-19 टेस्ट जरूर कराएं।
— Surya Pratap Shahi (@spshahibjp) April 11, 2021
He appealed to all those who came into contact with him over the past few days to stay isolated and get themselves tested.
The state reported its highest single-day spike of 15,353 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.
So far, 9,152 people have died from the infection in the state, which has reported 6,92,015 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Earlier, a night curfew was imposed in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Allahabad, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Muzaffarnagar districts and the Lucknow civic body area.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said a night curfew be imposed from 9 pm to 6 am in the districts that report 100 fresh cases in a day or have 500 active COVID-19 cases.