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UP minister Atul Garg Tests Positive for COVID-19

Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Atul Garg, Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 18 Aug 2020 10:23 AM GMT

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Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Atul Garg, Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and requested all those who came in contact with him recently to get tested for the disease.

“On August 15, RTPCR test was done and I had tested negative. Yesterday, in the rapid test conducted at around 9 pm, I tested positive. People who came in contact with me from August 16 to August 18 should get themselves tested,” he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/AtulGargBJP/status/1295610821251276800

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Earlier, two UP ministers, Kamal Rani Varun and Chetan Chauhan, succumbed to the pandemic.

Earlier in the day, days after testing negative for Covid-19, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to AIIMS after complaining of “fatigue and body aches”, the premier hospital said in a statement. However, he had tested negative for the viral infection on August 14. “He has been admitted to AIIMS for post COVID care. Also, he is comfortable and is continuing his work from hospital,” the statement added.

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With India reporting 55,079 cases and 876 deaths in the last 24 hours. In addition, the total number of coronavirus cases in India Tuesday rose to over 27 lakh (27,02,743). Including 51,797 deaths, 6,73,166 active cases and nearly 20 lakh (19,77,780) recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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