Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19, being admitted to hospital; colleagues wish HM ‘speedy recovery’

Union Home Minister Amit Shah informed on Sunday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is being admitted to a hospital following the advice of doctors.

Taking to Twitter, Shah, 55, said that he underwent coronavirus test after getting the initial symptoms of the virus. He also appealed to people who have come in contact with him in the last few days to isolate themselves and get tested.

“I have undergone a coronavirus test after showing initial symptoms and have tested positive. My health is fine but I am getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors,” he tweeted in Hindi.

The home minister also requested those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves.

On Saturday, Shah had inaugurated the two-day international webinar a webinar ‘Lokmanya Tilak: Swaraj to Atmanirbhar Bharat’ organised by ICCR Delhi on the 100th death anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak.

This was the last social event Shah had attended before testing positive for the virus.

Several of Shah’s ministerial colleagues, including defence minisetr Rajnath Singh wished for the home minisetr’s speedy recovery on Twitter.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: “Amitji, your perseverance and willpower has been an example for every challenge. You will definitely win over this big challenge of coronavirus, I believe so. You become healthy as soon as possible, I pray to God.”

Railway minsiter Piyush Goyal to prayed for Shah’s speedy reovery while highlighting his role in India’s fight against COVID-19.

“I am sure you will be well soon. Your vision and thinking will continue to benefit the country. I pray to God for your quick recovery,” Goyal tweeted in Hindi.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Abhishek Manu Singhvi too wished for the home minister’s speedy recovery:

“Sending positivity and prayers to our dear Home Minister @AmitShah ji. Wishing the leader a speedy and smooth recovery,” tweeted PC Mohan, BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bengaluru Central.

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi too tweeted:

Chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, including Himachal minister Jai Ram Thakur and MP cheif minsiter Shivraj Singh Chouhan too wished for Shah’s speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, reports have emerged of BJP’s UP president Swatantra Dev singh and Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit too have tested positive.

In a series of tweets, Uttar Pradesh chief minsiter Yogi Adityanath confirmed that the state’s BJP president Swantantra Dev Singh too has tested positive for the virus, while also pryaing for the speedy recovery Singh as well as home minister Amit Shah.

“Heard about Honourable Central Home Minister @AmitShah ji testing positive for coronavirus. Mr Shah is an epitome of strong will. His patientce, strenth and will to live with surely defeat the virus. I pray to Lord Ram for your health and recovery,” he tweeted in Hindi.

AAP’s national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as well as Mamata Banerjee too wished Shah a speedy recovery.

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday wished speedy recovery of Union Home Minister Amit Shah who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Concerned to know about the hospitalisation of Union Home Minister @AmitShah ji after being tested positive for #COVID 19. Wishing him a speedy recovery and praying for a long life,” Patnaik said in his twitter post.

Several other BJP and non-BJP leaders inlcuding former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje too tweeted, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit and Odisha Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik prayed for Shah’s speedy recovery.

With inputs from PTI

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