Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah has tested positive for COVID-19. The Home Minister revealed on Twitter that he screened for the novel coronavirus after displaying mild symptoms.
In his tweet, he said, "On experiencing the initial symptoms of COVID-19, I got myself tested and the report has come 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."
According to the protocol of contact tracing, those who came in contact with him recently, particularly the last 10 days, will be asked to undergo Covid-19 tests.
After the news spread, top politicians including BJP President J.P. Nadda, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav wished Shah a speedy recovery.
Shah has been leading Delhi's fight against the deadly pandemic from the front. After Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia apprehended that the national capital will have more than 5 lakh cases of Covid-19 by the end of July and the Supreme Court too came down harshly on the Delhi government for its handling of the pandemic, Shah took it upon himself to ramp up the capital's heath infrastructure and empower hospitals with necessary equipments like PPE kits and ventilators.
Earlier, BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, and party spokesman Sambit Patra were also detected to have the disease. Even now, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shvraj Singh Chouhan, who had also tested positive, is admitted to hospital.