New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. The 56-year-old took to Twitter to inform about his health and said "I had initial symptoms of COVID-19 so I decided to take get tested for infection. The test reports have shown a covid positive result. I urge everyone who have come in my contact to self-quarantine themselves as per the guidelines and get tested if necessary."

Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on Twitter that he had tested positive for Coronavirus He tweeted saying that he is fine and is being hospitalised on doctors’ advice. 


Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has also tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to Chennai's Kaveri hospital. Meanwhile, Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who met Amit Shah on Saturday, has nnounced that he will go into self-isolation.

India's COVID-tally has crossed the 17-lakh mark, with a spike in cases from the southern states. Active cases in India are now 567,730, with more than 10 lakh recoveries. Over 37,000 people have died due to the infection so far.

Posted By: Rakesh Kumar Jha