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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for Covid-19 Nitin Gadkari
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for Covid-19

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Sep 2020, 11:04 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister Nitish Gadkari on Wednesday evening informed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus following which he isolated himself.

Taking to Twitter, the minister, who handles the Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises portfolios, wrote: "Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my Doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested COVID 19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself."

In another tweet, he asked everyone who came in contact with him to follow the safety protocol.

"I request everyone who has come in my contact to be careful and follow the protocol. Stay safe," read the tweet of the 63-year-old.

At least seven Union Ministers including Amit Shah had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 before Gadkari.

This comes as India, the second worst-hit country globally, reported 90,123 new cases of coronavirus, taking its total past the 50-lakh mark, as per the Wednesday morning health bulletin.

The country also reported 1,290 deaths during the same period- the highest in a day so far.