NEW DELHI — After coming in contact with Home Minister Amit Shah, who was tested positive for corona and is under treatment in a Haryana hospital, Union Law and Justice, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad went into self-isolation.
The Union minister is said to have met Shah on Saturday evening.
Prasad said in a tweet, “Friends! I’m absolutely fine. To follow protocol I have isolated myself at home for few days as I had met Amit Shahji on Saturday evening for an official meeting. I’m working from home and following daily routine including Yoga and exercise. Also reading books and enjoying classical music.”
However, sources said that Prasad does not have any symptoms of the viral infection and the self-isolation is purely based on the existing protocol.
Besides Prasad, BJP national Vice President and President, ICCR, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe also went into home quarantine on Sunday. Sahasrabuddhe was also present along with Shah on Saturday at a webinar organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to remember Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, reports IANS
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Sunday, said that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and is getting admitted to a hospital following the advice of doctors.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday, said that the Covid-19 protocol will be strictly followed during the ceremony for Ram temple in Ayodhya.
He was quoted by news agencies as saying, “COVID-19 protocol will be strictly followed at the event. As the prime minister will be here representing 135 crore people, I appeal that only those who have been invited should visit Ayodhya. The rest should remain at their respective places.”
With the addition of 52,972 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, infections in India crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday while the number of casualties that took place in the last 24 hours reached 771, pushing the death toll to 38,135. Of the 18,03,696 cases, 5,79,357 are active, while 11,86,203 have been cured.