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.
कल रात्रि में मेरी कोरोना रिपोर्ट पाजिटिव आई है,जो लोग मुझे मंगलवार को मिले थे उन्हें सावधानी बरतनी चाहिए @PMOIndia @JPNadda @incredibleindia @MinOfCultureGoI @tourismgoi @BJP4India @BJP4MP @bjp_damoh— Prahlad Singh Patel (@prahladspatel) September 17, 2020
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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