Union minister Ramdas Athawale tests positive for Covid-19
Union minister Ramdas Athawale tests coronavirus positive, hospitalised in Mumbai
Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19. The leader of The Republican Party of India (A) has been admitted to a private hospital in South Mumbai. The news was confirmed by Athawale with a tweet on social media.
“My corona test has come out positive. I have been advised to get admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Those who came in contact with me should also get tested as a precaution. I am in good health. Don’t worry. My scheduled events have been cancelled,” Athawale said in a tweet.
Check out his tweet here:
I have tested #COVID19 positive and as per advise of Doctors I have been hospitalised for few days. Those who have been come in contact with me are advised to get COVID-19 tests done. Take Care & Stay Safe
— Dr.Ramdas Athawale (@RamdasAthawale) October 27, 2020
Athawale on Monday attended an event in Mumbai to induct actress Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A). Athawale was reportedly tested for the infectious disease hours after he inducted actor Payal Ghosh in his party, in a public ceremony.
अभिनेत्री पायल घोष का आरपीआय मे स्वागत है। @iampayalghosh आपके साथसे आरपीआय की महिला आघाडी और मजबूत करेंगे! महिलाओंको न्याय दिलाने की लढाई मजबुतीसे लढेंगे!डॉ बाबासाहेब आंबेडकरजीके संविधान का समतावादी भारत साकार करेंगे! pic.twitter.com/xvt1EksnIl
— Dr.Ramdas Athawale (@RamdasAthawale) October 26, 2020
In February a video of Athawale chanting Go Corona Go grabbed eyeballs. He was seen with Chinese Consul General in Mumbai Tang Guocai and Buddhist monks. The viral video was shot near the Gateway Of India.
60-year-old Athawale is a member of the Rajya Sabha. He is also minister of state for social justice in the Narendra Modi-led ministry.