Culture minister Prahlad Patel tests Covid positive; had attended Lok Sabha on Monday

Ministers are testing positive within days of testing negative, raising safety concerns for other MPs

Culture minister Prahlad Patel tests Covid positive; had attended Lok Sabha on Monday

Culture Minister Prahlad Patel tested COVID positive on Thursday. Image: Twitter/@prahladspatel

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 17

After Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Culture Minister Prahlad Patel tested COVID positive on Thursday.

He took to Twitter to announce his status and asked everyone who came in touch with him to self-isolate and get tested.

Importantly, both Gadkari and Patel attended Lok Sabha proceedings on Monday when the Monsoon Session started. They were both seated in front rows with other ministers in close vicinity.

Parliament had mandated a COVID negative certificate for all entrants to the complex.

Ministers are testing positive within days of testing negative, raising safety concerns for other MPs who are attending the unprecedented session amid rising COVID cases.

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