Amit Shah becomes first Union Minister to have tested positive for COVID-19; admitted to hospital
Union Home Minister Amit Shah
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah was tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus infection and admitted to a hospital here on Sunday. Shah took to twitter to inform about this . “I have tested positive but my health is fine,” he said, adding that he was hospitalised on the advice of doctors. He also appealed to those who came into close contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested for COVID-19.”I request those who came in contact with me in last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves,” he tweeted.
In the meantime on Sunday, the pandemic claimed the life of a minister from Uttar Pradesh. State’s Technical Education Minister Kamala Rani Varun, 62, died at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences this morning.
Of late many politicians have contracted the deadly virus. Last week, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tested positive for the virus. He has been in hospital for nine days, and tweeted on Sunday to inform that he was well.
Meanwhile, megastar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on Sunday after his Corona test came negative. His son Abhishek Bachchan tweeted this news and shared it with everyone. Later, after reaching home, the BigB thanked his well wishers.
The COVID-19 spread continues in the country and for the third day in a row, over 50,000 fresh cases were reported from the country on Sunday. So far the total number of active cases in india were 5,67,730, recovered cases were 11,45,629, confirmed cases were 17,50,723. Total number of deaths due to the pandemic thus far were 37,364.