Anil Vij was administered the trial dose of Covaxin on November 20

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, who took a trial shot of COVID-19 vaccine last month, tested positive for the virus on Saturday.

Confirming the news, Vij tweeted, “I have been tested Corona positive. I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in close contact to me are advised to get themselves tested for corona.”

Also Read: Haryana: Health minister Anil Vij given first trial dose of Covaxin

On November 20, the 67-year-old politician became the first volunteer from Haryana for Covaxin’s third phase trial.

He is also the first cabinet minister from a state government to volunteer for the trial dose of a potential vaccine against COVID-19.

Earlier this week, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that he will take the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine from the state after it is cleared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

After Singh, 1.25 lakh health workers will also receive the vaccine.

Also Read: Captain Amarinder Singh to take first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Punjab



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