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Maharashtra: Days after B'day celebration, NCP chief Jayant Patil tests Covid positive

Patil, who earlier this month visited parts of the state during the ''Rashtravadi Parivar Samvad Yatra'' (an initiative to reach out to NCP leaders and workers), also asked those who came in contact with him recently to be observant and self-isolate.

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Mumbai Updated on: February 18, 2021 10:51 IST
Maharashtra: Days after B'day celebration, NCP chief Jayant Patil tests Covid positive
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Maharashtra: Days after B'day celebration, NCP chief Jayant Patil tests Covid positive

Maharashtra water resources minister and state NCP chief Jayant Patil, who celebrated his birthday two days ago, has tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. In a post on Twitter, the minister also said he is doing fine and taking appropriate medical advice. According to the report, several party workers were seen without masks and flouting the social distancing norms at the birthday celebration in Mumbai's Malad estate.

Patil, who earlier this month visited parts of the state during the ''Rashtravadi Parivar Samvad Yatra'' (an initiative to reach out to NCP leaders and workers), also asked those who came in contact with him recently to be observant and self-isolate.

"I have tested COVID positive. Whilst I am doing fine, I am taking appropriate medical advice and hope to recover soon. I shall be undertaking my duties via video-conference," he tweeted.

Earlier this month, state ministers Anil Deshmukh, Satej Patil and Rajendra Shingne also tested positive for the coronavirus infection. Deshmukh was discharged from a hospital in Nagpur, where he was undergoing treatment, on February 15. Last year, over a dozen state ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, were infected by the virus. 

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