Smriti Irani

New Delhi: 

Union Minister Smriti Irani has tested positive for coronavirus, she tweeted on Wednesday.

It is rare for me to search for words while making an announcement; hence here’s me keeping it simple – I’ve tested positive for #COVID and would appeal those who came in interaction with me to get themselves tested at the first, she wrote.

India’s coronavirus tally neared the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday, registering 43,893 new cases and 508 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country is fast approaching the US in total infections which is the world’s worst-affected nation with more than 87 lakh cases.

Many minister like Home Minister Amit Shah, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan have tested positive for the coronavirus and have since recovered.

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