Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for Covid-19, hospitalised

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: August 2, 2020 5:17:06 pm

Shah wants testing ramped up, focus on asymptomatic patients Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (File)

Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been admitted to a hospital. In a tweet, Amit Shah said he got tested after showing Covid-19 symptoms.

“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 those who came in contact with me in last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves,” Amit Shah tweeted.

On Saturday, Amit Shah addressed the inaugural session of a webinar organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) on Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s 100th death anniversary. Shah had said Tilak was the one who made India’s freedom struggle truly Indian. Shah said Tilak suffused India’s freedom struggle with Indian thought, Indian history, Indian pride and its varied languages..

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh minister Kamal Rani Varun, who had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus, died due to the infection in Lucknow. Varun, 62, was the minister of Technical Education in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet and MLA from Ghatampur seat in Kanpur Nagar.

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