New Delhi: In another development, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 and urged all who came in contact with her to get themselves tested as soon as possible.Also Read - Omicron in Community Transmission Stage in India, Dominant Strain in Metro Cities, Confirms Govt Body

Taking to Twitter, she said that it is rare for her to search for words while making an announcement about her health condition. Also Read - Are Cloth Masks Really Helpful? Health Experts Answer

“It is rare for me to search for words while making an announcement; hence here’s me keeping it simple – I’ve tested positive for COVID and would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest,” the Union Cabinet Minister said in a tweet. Also Read - Yoga Tips: 6 Asanas to Recover From Covid 19 And Build Immunity

The development comes at a time when the coronavirus tally in the country neared the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday, recording 43,893 new cases and 508 deaths in the last 24 hours.