AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik Tests Positive For Coronavirus, To Stay In Home IsolationUnion Minister for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik (@PIBIndia/Twitter)

Union Minister for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) Shripad Y Naik tested positive for novel coronavirus, he announced on Wednesday (12 August).

Taking to Twitter, the Minister said he had been tested positive but remained asymptomatic and is going to stay in home isolation.

Naik also requested all those who had come in contact with him in recent days to take necessary health measures and get themselves tested.

"I underwent Covid-19 test today and it has turned out asymptomatically positive. My vitals are within normal limits and I have opted for home isolation. Those who have come in contact with me in last few days are advised to get tested and take required precautions," he wrote.

Many senior political leaders from various parties have recently been infected with the virus including former president Pranab Mukherjee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Congress leader Siddaramaiah.

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