Home Minister Amit Shah Tests Positive For COVID-19, Hospitalised

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Updated03 Aug 2020, 04:21 AM IST
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, 2 August. He is being admitted to the hospital.

India on Sunday, 2 August, reported over 54,000 fresh positive cases and 853 deaths in the last 24 hours. This takes the total COVID-19 cases in the country to 17,50,724 including 5,67,730 active cases, 11,45,630 cured/discharged/migrated and 37,364 deaths, the Health Ministry said.

Meanwhile, a day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the AAP government’s decision to allow normal functioning of hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis under ‘Unlock 3’, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, asking for immediate directions to be issued to the LG to overturn his decision, and allow hotels and such markets to function in the national capital.

  • Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,601 new COVID-19 cases and 322 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 4,31,719 and the death toll to 15,316
  • Delhi reported 1,118 new COVID-19 cases and 26 fatalities, taking the tally in the national capital to 1,36,716 and the death toll to 3,989
  • Andhra Pradesh reported 9,276 new cases, taking the tally in the state to 1,50,209
  • BJP leader and former minister P Manikyala Rao has died of COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, party sources cited by PTI said on Saturday
  • The Centre informed SC on Friday that Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka haven’t made timely payment to frontline workers
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11:25 AM, 02 Aug

Home Minister Amit Shah Tests Positive For COVID-19

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for COVID-19. He is being admitted to the hospital.

Amit Shah tweeted, “On seeing the symptoms of coronavirus, I got myself tested and the reports have come positive. I am doing fine but as per doctor’s suggestions, I am getting myself hospitalised.”

10:58 AM, 02 Aug

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The Centre has asked states and union territories to allow the use of smartphones and tablet devices by hospitalised COVID-19 patients so that they can interact and talk to their families and friends through video conferencing, which would provide them psychological support, PTI reported.

Published: 02 Aug 2020, 02:53 AM IST