The new coronavirus has infected more than 17 lakh people in the country. Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister has too tested from the novel coronavirus. According to the media sources, Amit Shah has been admitted to Medanta Hospital. The hospital is located in Haryana’s Gurugram near Delhi.
In a tweet, the minister said his health was “fine” but he was being hospitalised “on the advice of doctors”. The country logged more than 17 lakh cases of coronavirus today — adding more than 1 lakh patients to the tally in just two days.
Mr Shah who is 55 years old has taken part in the cabinet meeting a few days earlier. Extensive contact tracing will be carried out snd anybody who had taken part in the meeting will have to isolate themselves.
“On getting the 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 of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done,” Mr Shah’s tweet in Hindi roughly said.
The pandemic has infected many famous personalities earlier. Earlier Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the CM of Madhya Pradesh also tested positive of the virus.
Over the last 24 hours, 54,735 cases of the disease were reported, taking the total number of cases to 17,50,723, data from the Union health ministry showed.
The spike came as the country rolled Unlock 3 — the third phase of the lifting of restrictions — was rolled out last week. The government, however, is yet to open places which see a large gathering of people, including schools and colleges, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, bars and assembly halls. Many states announced lockdown in different degrees last month as numbers spiked.