Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India, on the 2nd of August, tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
According to sources, Mr. Amit Shah is admitted to Medanta hospital, located in Haryana’s Gurugram near Delhi.
Mr. Shah confirmed the news through a Twitter post.
Amit Shah said his health was “fine” but he was being hospitalised “on the advice of doctors.
Mr. Shah said, “On getting the initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request that all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done.”
The pandemic has claimed the life of a minister from Uttar Pradesh. Kamal Rani Varun, 62, died at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences this morning.
Last week, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tested positive for the virus. He has been in hospital for nine days, and tweeted today to say that he was well.
Tamil Nadu’s Governor Banwarilal Purohit has also tested positive for coronavirus, said Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital, where he has been admitted. He is asymptomatic and clinically stable, the hospital said.
Over the last 24 hours, 54,735 cases of the disease were reported, taking the total number of cases to 17,50,723, data from the Union health ministry showed.
It took just 185 days for India to cross the 17-lakh mark after the first case was reported in Kerala in January this year. The country had crossed the one lakh-mark in 110 days. More than 60 per cent of total cases in the country and over 50 per cent of total deaths have been recorded in July.
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