While the national statistics confirmed the dip in India corona graph, the increasing number of celebrities and politicians raised concerns in film and political fraternities.
Joining the list of main pawns who were infected with the deadly corona, Pralhad Joshi, the Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines on Wednesday revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was under home quarantine.
“I have tested positive for #COVID19. As I am asymptomatic, as per doctor’s advice I am in home quarantine,” he announced taking to his verified Twitter account which has a follower base of 11.4 thousand.
ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನಗೆ ಸೋಂಕು ದೃಢಪಟ್ಟಿದೆ. ಯಾವುದೇ ರೋಗ ಲಕ್ಷಣಗಳು ಇರುವದಿಲ್ಲ. ವೈದ್ಯರ ಸಲಹೆಯಂತೆ ಹೋಮ್ ಕ್ವಾರಂಟೈನ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದೇನೆ.
I have tested positive for #COVID19 . As I am asymptomatic, as per doctor's advise I am in home quarantine.
— Pralhad Joshi (@JoshiPralhad) October 7, 2020
The announcement came hours after he held a press conference. He was also part of a public event in Karnataka’s Belgaum district along with Karnataka deputy CM Laxman Sangappa Savadi and Rajya Sabha member Iranna Kadadi. With this, he turned out to be the second Union Minister to have been tested positive.
It can be noted that the state in recent times lost leaders like Belagavi BJP MP and former Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, BJP Rajya Sabha member Ashok Gasti and Basavakalyan Congress MLA B Narayan Rao who were undergoing treatment after they tested positive for coronavirus.