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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests COVID-19 positive with mild symptoms

By Priyanka Verma 
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests COVID-19 positive with mild symptoms

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under home quarantine.“I have tested positive for Covid-19 today with mild symptoms. Following all the necessary protocols, I have isolated myself and I am under home quarantine. I request all those who have come in contact with me to isolate themselves and get tested,” Gadkari posted on Tuesday night.

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The minister for road transport and highways joins several party colleagues, such as defence minister Rajnath Singh, BJP national president JP Nadda, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, party vice-president Radha Mohan Singh, among others, in testing positive for the virus.

Gadkari had tested positive for the virus in September last year too.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday, Bihar CM and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, too, returned positive test result for the viral illness.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired about the health of Bommai, Kumar and Mangeshkar, media reports said.

Amid a massive spike in the nation’s daily coronavirus infections, PM Modi will, on Thursday, chair a virtual meeting with chief ministers to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country.

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