Joining the list of top politics who were stuck in the clutches of coronavirus, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday revealed that he has tested positive for the deadly viral infection.
Touted to be the sixth Union Minister to test positive for the highly contagious disease, the Jal Shakti minister in a tweet stated that he underwent a coronavirus test after experiencing symptoms of the infection.
“Upon experiencing a few symptoms, I got tested for coronavirus and my report came back positive. I will be hospitalised on the advice of doctors,” he tweeted in Hindi. The union minister in his tweet urged the people who came in contact with him in the past few days to isolate themselves and get tested.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat testing positive has left the fortune of the much talked about Apex Council meeting scheduled to be held on August 25 in oblivion. It is to the known knowledge that with water war between the Telugu states gripping out of hands, the union minister shot letters to both the Chief Ministers and Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) calling for an apex council meeting.
Despite being virtual ones, the minister’s office has not yet addressed the fortune of all the scheduled meetings while Shekhawat will be admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon near Delhi for COVID-19 treatment for the next few days.
Earlier this month, Union Minister Amit Shah had tested positive for coronavirus. Among other ministers who have contracted the virus so far are Ayush Minister Shirpad Naik, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Dharmendra Pradhan. Lav Agarwal, who was leading the corona war on behalf of the central government had also tested positive.