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Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda test positive for Covid-19

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in a tweet said, “I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: January 10, 2022 10:28:09 pm
Rajnath Singh and J P Nadda tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. (File Photos)

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP national president J P Nadda tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.

Singh, who has mild symptoms and is under home quarantine, asked everyone who came in contact with him to isolate and get tested. 

The Defence Minister in a tweet said, “ I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested.”

Nadda said he got himself tested after noticing initial symptoms of contracting the disease, and after testing positive, isolated himself on doctor’s advise.

Union Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Sunday also tested positive for the virus. In a post on Twitter, Chandrasekhar said, “And after succeeding in avoiding COVID-19 for the last 21 months, it finally catches up with me today as I tested positive today.”

Before this, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had recently tested positive for Covid-19.

India on Monday recorded 1,79,723 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the active caseload to 7,23,619. The daily positivity rate stood at 13.29 per cent, while 146 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

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