Union home minister Amit Shah has tweeted that he has tested positive for coronavirus, which has infected more than 17 lakh people in the country. “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 minister’s tweet in Hindi roughly said.
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. The country logged more than 17-lakh cases of coronavirus today — adding 1 lakh patients to the tally in just two days. Over the last 24 hours, 54,735 cases of the disease were reported, data from the Union health ministry showed.