No fresh test for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has been conducted on Union home minister Amit Shah since last week, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) said on Sunday.
The MHA’s comment came after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Tiwari tweeted that Shah had tested negative for Covid-19. Tiwari, the former president of the BJP’s Delhi unit, deleted his tweet later.
He had announced last Sunday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. “I have undergone a coronavirus test after showing initial symptoms and have tested positive. My health is fine but I am getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors,” Shah had tweeted in Hindi.
The home minister had also requested those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves.