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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for coronavirus, isolates self

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus and has isolated himself. Taking to Twitter, Gadkari said, "Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested COVID-19 positive."

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New Delhi Updated on: September 16, 2020 22:26 IST
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for coronavirus, isolates self
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for coronavirus, isolates self

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus and has isolated himself. Sharing his health update on Twitter, Nitin Gadkari requested those who had come in his contact to be "careful and follow the protocol".

"Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested COVID-19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself."

The Union Minister also urged those who have come in contact with him to undergo tests.

Gadkari's ministerial colleagues Amit Shah, Shripad Naik, Dharmendra Pradhan, Kailash Choudhary, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Gajendra Shekhawat and Suresh Angadi were also diagnosed with COVID-19 recently.

Prominent politicians who tested COVID-19 positive recently include Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

Maharashtra ministers Ashok Chavan and Dhananjay Munde had also tested positive.

Meanwhile, Delhi's COVID-19 tally rose to more than 2.30 lakh after 4,473 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday, which was the highest single-day spike in the national capital recorded so far.

The previous highest single-day spike was 4,321 cases, which was recorded on Saturday last week.

Thirty-three fatalities pushed the death toll in the national capital to 4,839, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. Four of these 33 deaths are from the previous days.

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