Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Tests Positive For COVID-19, in Home Quarantine

Singh urged those who had come in his contact to get themselves tested.

Updated: January 10, 2022 5:27 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (File Photo)

New Delhi: Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. He is currently under home quarantine. Singh urged those who had come in his contact to get themselves tested. “I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested,” he tweeted.

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Recently. several Union Ministers tested positive for Covid. These include Mahendra Nath Pandey, Raosaheb Patil Danve, Bharti Pawar, Nityanand Rai, and S.P. Singh Baghel. Former Union Minister and Lok Sabha member Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also tested positive for Covid on Monday.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar tested positive on Sunday. In a tweet, he had said: “And after succeeding in avoiding #COVID19 for last 21 months, it finally catches up wth me tdy as I tested +ve tdy.” BJP MPs Varun Gandhi and Manoj Tiwari also tested positive for Covid. Tiwari, however, has recovered from infection as recent report on Saturday came negative.

(With inputs from agency)

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Published Date: January 10, 2022 4:19 PM IST

Updated Date: January 10, 2022 5:27 PM IST