Union Home Minister Amit Shah has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari announced on Sunday.
However, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official was quoted by news agency ANI as saying: "COVID-19 test of Home Minister Amit Shah has not been conducted so far." Likewise, Manoj Tiwari deleted the tweet.
Amit Shah on August 2, announced that "On getting the initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request that all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done.”
Likewise, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal announced that after developing COVID-19 symptoms, he was tested twice and was found to be positive in the second report while his first report was tested negative.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 21,53,011 out of which 6,28,747 are active cases, 14,80,885 have been cured and discharged while 43,379 have died due to the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.