New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday confirmed that he has tested negative for cronavirus or COVID-19. On August 2, Shah had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. Also Read - COVID-19 Impact: No Government Organised Navratri Festival in Gujarat This Year

“Today, I tested corona negative. I thank god and express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have blessed me and my family”, the Home Minister shared the news on Twitter. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown News: Cinema Halls Allowed to Reopen From October 1; Jatras, Plays, Dance Also Permitted | Read Here

Furthermore, Shah asserted that  he will stay in home isolation for a few more days on the advice of doctors. Also Read - China Says WHO Gave Support For Covid Vaccine Emergency Use

“I have tested positive but my health is fine,” he had said, adding that he has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors. The Union Home Minister had also appealed to those who came into close contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested for COVID-19.

As of now, several top leaders such as  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, former president Pranab Mukherjee have tested positive for the highly contagious virus. Chouhan, however, has recovered after spending almost 10 days in hospital.