Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19

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Updated: Sep 29, 2020 11:12 PM

The Vice President is asymptomatic, in good health and has been advised home quarantine, the post further stated.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The information was shared through a tweet on his official Twitter handle (@VPSecretariat).

The Twitter post stated that the Vice President had undergone a routine COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning and the result showed that he had contracted Coronavirus.

The Vice President is asymptomatic, in good health, and been advised home quarantine, the post further stated.

His wife, Smt. Usha Naidu has tested negative for Covid-19, and is in self-isolation.

Naidu, 71, had addressed a virtual event on post-COVID healthcare where he urged the private sector to pitch in to improve healthcare system in rural India.

More details awaited.

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