Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad, who had quarantined himself after his security staff tested positive for novel coronavirus, got admitted to a private hospital in Mulund, early Wednesday morning. He has been admitted as a precautionary measure and will require a check-up for coronavirus.
An official from Fortis Hospital official confirmed that the minister was admitted but declined to comment further. The NCP MLA had been self-isolation for some days now.
The minister in a message had earlier said that his first test was negative for coronavirus, but as a precaution, he has decided to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state in the country with 5218 confirmed cases and 251 deaths.