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India’s interior minister hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19

India’s interior minister hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus infection and has been admitted to a hospital.

Shah also said that he is getting hospitalised as advised by his doctors.

Taking to Twitter, Shah wrote, "After noticing initial symptoms of COVID-19, I got myself tested and the result was found to be positive". It was not officially disclosed where Shah was admitted but officials said privately he is being treated at a private hospital in Gurugram. I request everyone who has come in contact with me over the last few days please isolate and get yourselves tested, ' he added.

In a tweet, Amit Shah said that he's feeling fine and asked people who have met him in recent days to isolate themselves.

"Heard about the Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShahJi being tested positive for #COVID-19". As many as 853 deaths took place in the last 24 hours, pushing the Covid toll to 37,364.

Amit Shah, a close aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and one of the country's most powerful politicians, heads a key ministry that has been at the forefront of managing India's coronavirus outbreak. The hospital confirmed that he is asymptomatic and is stable.

Governor Droupadi Murmu, Chief Minister Hemant Soren and political parties wished him good health and recovery.

Chouhan is now undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhopal.

On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh's cabinet minister for Education Kamal Rani Varun succumbed to COVID-19 at the age of 62, making her the first minister in Uttar Pradesh to die after contracting the virus.