- Union Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for COVID-19
- Mr Shah said his health was fine but being admitted on doctors’ advice
- He requested whoever came in contact with him to isolate themselves
Several politicians, noted personalities and social media users took to Twitter on Sunday to send across their get-well-soon wishes to Union Minister Amit Shah, who revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“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,” the minister’s tweet in Hindi roughly said.
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wished a speedy recovery to the leader.
“My good wishes for your speedy recovery Adarniya @AmitShah ji. With your resolute determination and strong will power you will soon come out of this,” he tweeted.
My good wishes for your speedy recovery Adarniya @AmitShah ji. With your resolute determination and strong will power you will soon come out of this.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 2, 2020
Mr Shah’s party colleagues and other politicians have wished Mr Shah on Twitter.
Wishing Mr Amit Shah a speedy recovery.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 2, 2020
I pray for the speedy recovery of Hon’ble Home Minister Shri @AmitShah ji https://t.co/i26dkb6Q1q
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 2, 2020
May Buddha bless you with speedy recovery. My prayers with you Hon’ble @AmitShah Ji https://t.co/omz7bhw3ey
— Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (@JTN4Ladakh) August 2, 2020
Get well soon Sri @AmitShah Ji. All our prayers are with you. https://t.co/qXeYA1lqFD
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) August 2, 2020
Heard about the Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji being tested positive for #COVID-19. Wishing him a speedy recovery. My prayers are with him and his family!
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 2, 2020
Best wishes to #HomeMinister#AmitShah for a quick recovery &restful convalescence. As a #corona recoveree myself, he may also have a non symptomatic and hence a mild case.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 2, 2020
“Respect Home Minister Amit Shah informed all that he has contracted coronavirus. You have always been a warrior. You have won against adverse circumstances. I am sure you will defeat coronavirus too. I will pray for your speedy recovery,” ally Chirag Paswan tweeted in Hindi.
मैं ईश्वर से आपके शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ तथा लंबी उम्र की कामना करती हूं। https://t.co/UMQxMFTTbh
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) August 2, 2020
I had met Honble HM Shri @AmitShah ji day before in the evening • I am advised by Doctors to confine myself, away from my family members, for the next few days with a test to be done soon •
Shall abide with all precautionary measures as per Rules & Protocol #COVID19#AmitShah
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) August 2, 2020
The pandemic has claimed the life of a minister from Uttar Pradesh. Kamal Rani Varun, 62, died at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences this morning.
Over the last 24 hours, 54,735 cases of the disease were reported, taking the total number of cases to 17,50,723, data from the Union health ministry showed.
Mr Shah has been at the forefront of the nation’s fight against coronavirus.