coronavirus update indiaas on : 20 September 2020 06:25 GMT+5:30
Maharashtra: Mumbai's Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh Tests COVID Postive
He is the fourth minister in the Uddhav Thackeray government to have been infected by the novel coronavirus.
Maharashtra: Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh Tests COVID Positive
New Delhi: Aslam Shaikh Mumbai's guardian Minister has tweeted that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Congress leader has also requested all those who came in "close contact" with him to immediately get themselves tested.
The state textile minister said that he is currently asymptomatic.
"This is to inform that I've tested positive for #COVID19. I'm currently asymptomatic and isolating myself. I request all those who have come in close contact with me to get themselves tested. I will continue to work from home to serve the people of my state," Mr. Shaikh tweeted.
This is to inform that I’ve tested positive for #COVID19. I’m currently asymtomatic and isolating myself.— Aslam Shaikh, INC (@AslamShaikh_MLA) July 20, 2020
I request all those who have come in close contact with me to get themselves tested.
I will continue to work from home to serve the people of my state. 🙏🏻
He is the fourth minister in the Uddhav Thackeray-led government tp have contracted the virus. Shaikh is the Congress MLA from Malad-West seat in Mumbai and will continue working from home.
Earlier, state ministers Jitendra Awhad, Ashok Chavan, and Dhananjay Munde had tested positive for the disease and later recovered.
Touching a new high, Maharashtra's Covid-19 cases on Sunday climbed over the 9,000 marks, while deaths again shot above the 200 level, health officials said.
The state notched a staggering new 9,518 cases, higher than the 8,641 recorded on July 16. The number of deaths increased sharply from 144 on Saturday to 258 on Sunday but was still less than the earlier single day's toll of 295 on July 4.
(Inputs From News Agencies)