Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik tests positive for COVID-19, opts for home isolation

Union Minister Shripad Naik has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a tweet posted Wednesday evening Mr Naik said he was asymptomatic, that his vitals were “within normal limits” and that he had opted for home isolation.

Shripad Naik in a tweet said, “I underwent Covid-19 test today and it has turned out asymptomatically positive. My vitals are within normal limits and I have opted for home isolation. Those who came in contact with me in the last few days are advised to get tested for themselves and take required precaution.

In April, Ayush minister Shripad Naik, who has tested positive today for Covid-19, had expressed confidence that the viral infection can be treated with Ayurveda.

Shripad Naik had claimed that Britain’s Prince Charles was also cured of Covid-19 by Ayurveda. However, when Prince Charles rejected this claim, the minister said it was obvious for him to refuse. “I am hundred and one per cent sure that he got cured because of Ayurveda,” the minister had said.

Naik also said that once scientific validation of some formulas in Ayurveda is done, the country would be ready to treat Covid-19 patients with it.

“When other systems like allopathy have failed, we have a solution to treat Covid-19 through Ayurveda,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.

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