Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel undergoes home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive

Patel had undergone COVID-19 test after one of his attendants was detected with the infection on Thursday

Press Trust of India September 18, 2020 17:22:20 IST
Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel undergoes home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive

File image of former Guajrat chief minister Keshubhai Patel. AFP

Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health officials said on Friday.

He underwent a COVID-19 test as one of his attendants was detected with the infection on Thursday after which samples of the former were taken for antigen and the RT-PCR process, said Gandhinagar Civil Hospital Superintendent Dr Niyati Lakhani.

"His antigen test returned positive while the results for the RT-PCR test is yet to come," Lakhani informed.

The 92-year-old leader's family said he is in home isolation in Gandhinagar.

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