Shah, 55, stated this on his Twitter handle.
“I have undergone a coronavirus test after showing initial symptoms and have tested positive. My health is fine but I am getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors,” he tweeted in Hindi.
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The home minister also requested those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves.
“A team of doctors, led by AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria, is likely to visit Medanta hospital (in Gurugram) to see Shah for treatment,” reported news agency ANI quoting sources.
Meanwhile, sources said that at the Union Cabinet meeting which Shah recently attended, social distancing norms were strictly followed along with wearing of masks.
“There is a strict protocol at PM Modi’s residence. Temperature checks, Aarogya Setu checks, no use of internal cars to ferry people are some of the measures being adopted. Most physical meetings are avoided and virtual conferences are preferred instead,” they added.
कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है परन्तु डॉक्टर्स की… https://t.co/D1Jhi6tG1t
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1596366832000
Shortly after the home minister’s announcement, several political leaders took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.
Wishing Mr Amit Shah a speedy recovery.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1596372866000
अमितजी, हर चुनौती के सामने आपकी दृढ़ता और इच्छाशक्ति एक मिसाल रही है। कोरोना वायरस की इस बड़ी चुनौती पर भी आप नि… https://t.co/Z18vNCA1lS
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 1596369076000
I pray for the speedy recovery of Hon’ble Home Minister Shri @AmitShah ji https://t.co/i26dkb6Q1q
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1596369911000
Heard about the Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji being tested positive for #COVID-19. Wishing him a speedy rec… https://t.co/27IibnMKLJ
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 1596369231000
Best wishes to #HomeMinister #AmitShah for a quick recovery &restful convalescence. As a #corona recoveree myself,… https://t.co/y4c5iFUzFs
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) 1596369536000
Concerned to know about the hospitalisation of Union Home Minister @AmitShah ji after being tested positive for… https://t.co/h0uSZgdMvc
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) 1596371280000
My good wishes for your speedy recovery Adarniya @AmitShah ji. With your resolute determination and strong will pow… https://t.co/7nlxP7guR7
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) 1596368243000
We all wholeheartedly wish and pray that Hon. HM Shri @AmitShah ji to be recovererd soon from Corona and to be bac… https://t.co/qUWrNTPWko
— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) 1596370931000