Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for Coronavirus

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Updated: August 02, 2020 7:29 PM

Amit Shah Coronavirus health news update: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for Coronavirus. Shah informed this through his official Twitter handle.

Amit Shah Coronavirus newsAmit Shah tests positive for COVID-19.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for Coronavirus. Shah informed this through his official Twitter handle. Shah said that he got himself tested for COVID-19 after seeing initial systems. The result came positive.

Shah said that he is in good health but getting admitted to hospital on the advice of doctors. Shah also appealed to people who came in contact with him in the last few days to isolate themselves and get tested. “I request those who came in contact with me in last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves,” Shah tweeted.

As soon as the news of Shah testing positive came out, wishes for his speedy recovery poured in from different quarters.

Uttar Pradesh BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh has also tested positive for COVID-19. He has been advised by the doctors to stay in home quarantine.

Meanwhile, in Tamil Nadu, Governor Banwarilal Purohit has also tested positive for COVID19. News agency ANI reported that he is asymptomatic and clinically stable. As the infection is mild, he has been advised home isolation and will be monitored by the medical team of Kauvery Hospital in Chennai.

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Minister Kamal Rani Varun, the only woman cabinet minister in the state, had died of COVID-19 at a hospital here in Kanpur. The Technical Education minister had tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18. She is first minister in Uttar Pradesh to succumb to the disease. She breathed her last at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPIMS). The minister had comorbidities, including diabetes, hypertension and hyperthyroidism, a senior doctor at the hospital was quoted as saying by PTI.


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