Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests positive for COVID-19


Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has tested positive for COVID-19. Pradhan confirmed the news on Twitter.

Dharmendra Pradhan
Photo: @dpradhanbjp

He wrote, “ After detecting symptoms of #COVID19, I got myself tested. My report has come positive. I’m admitted to hospital on the advice of doctors and healthy now.

Earlier Home Minister Amir Shah had to be admitted to a hospital in Gurgaon after he tested positive for the virus.

India has reported close to 20 lakh positive cases of COVID-19 and nearly 40,000 deaths.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was with Shah during the last cabinet meeting, is all set to attend the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on 5 August.