Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for Covid

Is asymptomatic and in good health, says VP office

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for Covid

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu conducting proceedings in the upper house during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. RSTV/PTI file

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 29

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for COVID 19 after a routine test in the morning.

In a tweet later today, the Vice President office said, “The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation.”

During the recently concluded Parliament session, two ministers -- Nitin Gadkari and Prahlad Patel -- had tested positive.

Naidu, 71, as chairman of Rajya Sabha, attended the Session and chaired proceedings.

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