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Amit Shah Tweets He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus, Hospitalised

Coronavirus Updates: India logged greater than 17-lakh instances of COVID-19 in the present day (File)


  • Amit Shah mentioned he was “fine” and was hospitalised on docs’ recommendation
  • The Union Minister has been admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta hospital
  • Sources mentioned intensive contract tracing will probably be carried out

New Delhi:

Union residence minister Amit Shah has examined optimistic for coronavirus, which has contaminated greater than 17 lakh folks within the nation. Sources mentioned he has been admitted to Medanta hospital, positioned in Haryana’s Gurugram close to Delhi.In a tweet, the minister mentioned his well being was “fine” however he was being hospitalised “on the advice of doctors”.

The nation logged greater than 17 lakh instances of coronavirus in the present day — including greater than 1 lakh sufferers to the tally in simply two days.

Mr Shah, 55, had taken half in a cupboard assembly just a few days in the past. Sources mentioned intensive contact tracing will probably be carried out and anybody who got here involved with the minister should self-isolate.

“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 that all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done,” Mr Shah’s tweet in Hindi roughly mentioned.

Union minister Babul Suprio, a kind of who met the house minister over the previous couple of days, tweeted: I had met Honble HM Shri @AmitShah ji day earlier than within the night. I’m suggested by Doctors to restrict myself, away from my members of the family, for the subsequent few days with a check to be carried out quickly.  Shall abide with all precautionary measures as per Rules & Protocol”.

The pandemic has claimed the lifetime of a minister from Uttar Pradesh. Kamal Rani Varun, 62, died at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences this morning.

Last week, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan examined optimistic for the virus. He has been in hospital for 9 days, and tweeted in the present day to say that he was nicely. From his hospital mattress, the Chief Minister tweeted a get nicely message for Mr Shah. “Home Minister Amit Shah, might God make it easier to get better quickly, so you possibly can serve the nation with full vitality. Our greatest needs are with you,” his tweet in Hindi learn.

Tamil Nadu’s Governor Banwarilal Purohit has additionally examined optimistic for coronavirus in the present day, mentioned Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital, the place he has been admitted. He is asymptomatic and clinically secure, the hospital mentioned.

Over the final 24 hours, 54,735 instances of the illness had been reported, taking the full variety of instances to 17,50,723, information from the Union well being ministry confirmed.

The spike got here because the nation rolled Unlock 3 — the third section of lifting of restrictions — was rolled out final week. The authorities, nevertheless, is but to open locations which see a big gathering of individuals, together with faculties and faculties, cinema halls, swimming swimming pools, bars and meeting halls. Many states introduced lockdown  in numerous levels final month as numbers spiked.

It took simply 185 days for India to cross the 17-lakh mark after the primary case was reported in Kerala in January this yr. The nation had crossed the one lakh-mark in 110 days. More than 60 per cent of complete instances within the nation and over 50 per cent of complete deaths have been recorded in July.

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