New Delhi: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday examined positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to Medanta Hospital. In a tweet, Pradhan said he has been admitted to hospital after testing positive of COVID-19.
Pradhan, 51, had developed COVID-like signs on Monday and was examined on Tuesday.
“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.”
Sources said Pradhan had last week met Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted to Medanta on Sunday after testing positive of coronavirus.
His employees too had earlier examined positive and has been isolation since.
Pradhan is one of the a number of high-profile names to have examined positive.
Others embody Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has additionally been recognized with the an infection and is being handled at privately-owned Kauvery Hospital.