Union minister Kailash Chaudhary tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital in Jodhpur
The BJP leader said that said he had slight difficulty in breathing along with fever and requested those who came into contact with him to get themselves tested
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary has tested positive for coronavirus, he said in a tweet on Saturday. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Jodhpur, he said.
"Following the test done last night after showing symptoms, the report for coronavirus has come out positive," Choudhary tweeted. ''All friends who came in contact with me in the last few days should keep distance from their family members and get themselves tested," he said.
सांस लेने में थोड़ी तकलीफ के साथ बुखार है। मैं अस्पताल में चिकित्सकों की देखरेख में स्वास्थ्य लाभ ले रहा हूँ। आप सभी से निवेदन है कि परेशान न हो। अत्यंत आवश्यक कार्य होने पर आप फोन कर सकते हैं।
— Kailash Choudhary (@KailashBaytu) August 8, 2020
"There is fever along with some breathing problems. I am taking treatment under the supervision of doctors in the hospital," he said in the tweet.
The Union minister, who was on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Jaisalmer, had visited several places.
Forty-four residents of Anwesha Hostel at Kotlaguda were found to be positive for COVID-19
ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava, NITI Aayog Member (Health) VK Paul and AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria rejected the report as untenable and unfortunate
The overall number of coronavirus tests conducted in Mumbai was 1,69,47,774 including 8,732 in the last 24 hours