Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Tests Positive For Covid-19, Had Attended Parliament Session On Monday

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Tests Positive For Covid-19, Had Attended Parliament Session On MondayUnion Road Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images)

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday (16 September) tested positive for coronavirus, Hindustan Times reported.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader took to Twitter to inform about his health.

"Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my Doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested Covid-19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself," he wrote.

He also requested those who had come in contact with him to get tested and isolate themselves.

The Minister had attended the parliament's monsoon session on Monday.

Before the commencement of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on 14 September, 17 Member of Parliament (MPs) tested positive for coronavirus in mandatory tests conducted before the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

As many as 12 MPs from the BJP, the most from any party in Lok Sabha, were found infected with the disease during the test, followed by the YSR Congress’s two MPs and one each of the DMK, the Shiv Sena and the RLP.

The Lok Sabha members were tested at the Parliament House on 13 and 14 September — during a mandatory test for those attending this year’s Monsoon Session which will end on 1 October.

(With inputs from IANS)