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Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel tests positive for Covid-19

Keshubhai Patel's son Bharat confirmed the former Gujarat CM has tested positive for Covid-19. He said two of Keshubhai’s personal staff members had contracted the disease, and he may have gotten the infection from them.

By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Updated: September 18, 2020 2:33:39 pm
Keshubhai Patel, Keshubhai Patel Covid-19, Keshubhai Patel hospital, Keshubhai Patel health update, Keshubhai Patel news, Indian ExpressFormer Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel. (Express Photo/Javed Raja)

Former chief minister of Gujarat Keshubhai Patel tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. Patel’s family said the his Rapid Antigen Test returned positive, following which he underwent a CT scan and also gave samples for a RT-PCR test, results of which are awaited.

Patel, 92, had earlier had a bypass surgery, and is also suffering from prostate cancer.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Patel’s son Bharat confirmed the news. “Yes, his RAT has returned positive. After that, we have got his CT scan done and also given his samples for a RTPCR test. The results are awaited,” said Bharat.

“At present, he does not have any symptoms. But since he has undergone bypass surgery and has prostate cancer, it is a cause of concern and we are taking a decision on his hospitalisation,” Bharat added.

Bharat said two of Keshubhai’s personal staff members had tested positive for the disease, and he may have gotten the infection from them.

Keshubhai lives in Sector 19 of Gandhinagar.

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