Maharashtra water resources minister and state NCP chief Jayant Patil on Thursday said he has tested positive for coronavirus. Patil, who earlier this month visited parts of the state during the ‘Rashtravadi Parivar Samvad Yatra’ (an initiative to reach out to NCP leaders and workers).
“I have tested COVID positive. Whilst I am doing fine, I am taking appropriate medical advice and hope to recover soon. I shall be undertaking my duties via video-conference.
I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and self-isolate,” said Patil on Twitter.
Earlier this month, state ministers Anil Deshmukh, Satej Patil and Rajendra Shingne also tested positive for the coronavirus infection.Deshmukh was discharged from a hospital in Nagpur, where he was undergoing treatment, on February 15.
Over 20 ministers in the Mahavikas Aghadi government have tested positive since the outbreak in March. All of them have recovered and have resumed work.