Petroleum Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has tested positive for the Coronavirus and has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital…
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests positive for COVID-19
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has tested positive for the Coronavirus and has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Haryana’s Gurugram.

After Home Minister Amit Shah, Pradhan is the second union minister in PM Modi’s cabinet to test positive for Covid-19 and both are getting treatment at the same hospital.

“After seeing symptoms of COVID-19, I got tested. The report has come positive,” he tweeted. “On the advice of doctors, I have been admitted to hospital and I am healthy.

Earlier on Tuesday, Pradhan was quite active on Twitter where he retweeted Finance Ministry over money sanctioned by public sector banks under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme.

He also congratulated the candidates who have cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2019.

Pradhan, 51, had developed COVID-like symptoms on Monday and was tested on Tuesday.

Others include Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has also been diagnosed with the infection and is being treated at privately-owned Kauvery Hospital

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