Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar tests positive for COVID-19

On Thursday, Pawar tested negative for  the virus but was under home quarantine as a precautionary measure

Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar tests positive for COVID-19

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. PTI photo

Mumbai, October 26

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted in a hospital here on the advice of doctors.

In a message, Pawar said his health was fine.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19. My health condition is fine. As a precautionary measure I have admitted self to Breach Candy Hospital on the advice of doctors,” the NCP leader said.

He also said the party workers and citizens need not worry about his health and that he would be back among all after a brief period of rest.

On Thursday, Pawar tested negative for coronavirus but was under home quarantine as a precautionary measure.

In the last few months, over a dozen Maharashtra ministers have tested positive for the viral infection.

They include Jitendra Awhad (housing), Ashok Chavan (public works department), Dhananjay Munde (social justice), Varsha Gaikwad (school education), Eknath Shinde (urban development) and Nitin Raut (energy).

Ministers Hasan Mushrif (rural development), Sunil Kedar (animal husbandry), Balasaheb Patil (cooperation), Aslam Shaikh (ports, textile), Bacchu Kadu (MoS for school education), Abdul Sattar (MoS-rural development), Sanjay Bansode (MoS-environment) and Vishwajeet Kadam (MoS for cooperation) had also contracted COVID-19. PTI

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