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Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19

Union home minister Amit Shah on August 2 tested positive for novel coronavirus infection and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Gurgaon on doctors’ advice.

The home minister made the announcement on Twitter saying he got tested after showing initial symptoms of COVID-19. “On getting the initial symptoms of Corona, 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,” Shah said.

Shah also requested those who came in contact with him in the last few days to get tested for Coronavirus and isolate themselves.

According to sources, Shah, 55, was having minor symptoms and was advised for hospitalization.

As news of his contracting the disease spread, several leaders wished the home minister speedy recovery.

Expressing concern, Bharaitya Janata Party president JP Nadda said: “News of Home Minister @AmitShah being infected with Corona was received. I pray to God for his speedy recovery.”

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal also wished for the speedy recovery of Shah.

Sonowal, in a message, said: “I hope that with resolute will power very soon the leader will recover from the infection.”

Earlier, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wished a speedy recovery to the leader. “My good wishes for your speedy recovery Adarniya @AmitShah ji. With your resolute determination and strong will power you will soon come out of this,” he tweeted.

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