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Covid-19: Amit Shah, Yediyurappa, among top leaders who have tested positive

Soon after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19, a few top leaders of the ruling BJP government are now in hospital having contracted the disease. Amit Shah and Karnataka CM YS are also admitted to hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.  

The Union Minister has been admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta hospital on Sunday. Shah said that he is doing fine and got admitted to the hospital on the advice of his doctors. Amit Shah, on Wednesday, had attended a cabinet meeting for which contact tracing will have to be carried out.

People who were present in the cabinet meeting have already gone into self-quarantine so far after the news broke out. Meanwhile, Yediyurappa is doing fine according to a statement released from the hospital he is admitted to. His daughter had also tested positive for the virus.

Amit Shah himself has asked everyone, who had come in contact with him in the last few days to go into self-isolation.

Those who attended the meeting included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defense minister Rajnath Singh, and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. However, every safety norm, including social distancing, was followed at the crucial meet, where the National Education Policy got approved.

India has recorded over 300,000 cases in the last 6 days. The US’s tally has surged to 4,813,645 cases, and Brazil’s to 2,733,677. India recorded over 50,000 COVID-19 cases for a 5th consecutive day. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump of active cases include Andhra Pradesh (2,216), Uttar Pradesh (1,986), Karnataka (1,371), Bihar (1,369), and Telangana (793). 

Image courtesy: Al Jazeera

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