Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for coronavirus. The Union minister took to Twitter to inform about his health and requested all those who have come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested for coronavirus.
Amit Shah said that his health is fine and he is being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. Amit Shah was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram at around 4:30.
“On getting initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request that all those who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done,” Home Minister Amit Shah said in a tweet.
कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है परन्तु डॉक्टर्स की सलाह पर अस्पताल में भर्ती हो रहा हूँ। मेरा अनुरोध है कि आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर अपनी जाँच करवाएं।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 2, 2020
The home minister has been admitted in a room on the 14th floor of the Medanta Hospital and is under Dr Sushil Kataria’s observation. The entry to the hospital has reportedly been barred for now.
Amit Shah’s contact tracing will be done. Shah has come in contact with all his cabinet colleagues in recent meetings, however, it is unclear whether all cabinet ministers will be tested for coronavirus or not.
As per doctors, Amit Shah has comorbidities and, thus, comes under the vulnerable category. His oxygen levels will be monitored from now on.
While Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a cabinet meeting last week where the new National Education Policy (NEP) was passed, it is not yet clear if Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.
Amit Shah was also on the list of invitees of the Ayodhya Ram temple Bhoomi Pujan that is slated to take place on August 5, however, sources had confirmed that Shah was not going to attend the event.
Amit Shah testing positive for Covid-19 is likely to have an impact on the Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan as several cabinet ministers, who have come in close contact with Shah in recent meetings, were also on the invitee list for the event.
On Saturday, Amit Shah had addressed a webinar on the occasion of 100th death anniversary of Lok Manya Tilak
BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ram Madhav, Tajasvi Surya wished the home minister a speedy recovery and that he returns to serving the country with “same energy” soon.
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) August 2, 2020
Wishing you speedy recovery 🙏 https://t.co/BGlXg7h7Uk
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) August 2, 2020
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) August 2, 2020
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also wished Amit Shah a speedy recovery.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 2, 2020
Union Minister Gen VK Singh said, “You have defeated many adversities in life, and I am sure you will overcome this one too. I wish you a speedy recovery.”
डॉक्टर्स की सलाह मान कर आप हस्पताल में भर्ती हुए, मुझे विश्वास है कि आप जल्द ही पूर्ण रूप से स्वस्थ हो कर लौटेंगे।
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) August 2, 2020