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Amit Shah tests COVID-19 negative


Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday announced that he has tested negative for coronavirus. Amit Shah took to Twitter to make the announcement. He, however, clarified that the doctors have advised him to stay in home isolation for some days.

Shah tweeted: “Today, my COVID-19 test report has come negative. I am thankful to God and all those people who prayed for my recovery and gave support to my family. I thank them from the core of my heart. On the suggestions of doctors, I will be under home isolation for a few days.”

Amit Shah tested COVID-19 positive on August 2

Notably, Shah had tested positive for coronavirus on August 2. He had exhibited some symptoms of the virus after which his test was carried out. Eventually, the test result came positive.

Although his health condition was fine, the doctors advised him to get admitted to a hospital for treatment of COVID-19. Amit Shah eventually got admitted to a private hospital where he was availing treatment for the virus.

Many had questioned Shah’s decision to get admitted to a private hospital and not in a government hospital. Apart from Shah, many other politicians including chief ministers were found infected with the coronavirus. These include Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Karnataka counterpart BS Yediyurappa.

Nearly 25 lakh COVID-19 cases in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that 64,553 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 24.61 lakh.

48,040 deaths due to coronavirus

Also, 1,007 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 48,040. In fact, the daily death count due to COVID-19 has remained above 800 for the past many days. It crossed the 1,000-mark on Thursday.


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