Union home minister Amit Shah has tweeted that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The home minister said his health was “fine” but he was being hospitalised “on the advice of doctors”.
He has been admitted to the hospital for treatment. “I am feeling okay, but on the advice of the doctors I am getting myself admitted into a hospital,” he added.”I request everyone who has come in contact with me over the last few days please isolate and get yourselves tested,” he said.
“I request those who came in contact with me in last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves,” he wrote in a message on Twitter. .
With nearly 55,000 new cases (54,736), the number of confirmed infections in India crossed the 17-lakh mark on Sunday. The country recorded a jump of over 1.5 lakh cases in the past three days. As many as 853 casualties took place in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 37,364. Of the 17,50,724 cases, 5,67,730 are active cases, while 11,45,630 have been cured.