Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tests Negative For Coronavirus
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday (August 9) tested negative for coronavirus COVID-19. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari shared the information on social media. “The COVID-19 test report of Amit Shah has come out to be negative,” Manoj Tiwari tweeted in Hindi. Afterwards, he deleted the tweet.
— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) August 9, 2020
Soon after the tweet went viral, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) clarified that the Home Minister is yet to undergo a Covid test.
However, Mr Shah is recovering at Medanta hospital in Haryana’s Gurugram near Delhi. Extensive contact tracing had been carried out and anyone who came in contact with the Home Minister was asked to self-isolate.
The Union Cabinet minister had tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus infection on August 2. Shah (55) had announced about his infection on his official Twitter handle. However, saying his health is fine but he has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors.
“I have tested positive but my health is fine. I have been hospitalised on the advice of doctors,” he had tweeted on Augsut 2.
The Union Home Minister had appealed to those who came into close contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested for COVID-19.
“I request those who came in contact with me in last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves,” he wrote in a message on Twitter.
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