Leaders, Supporters Tweet Get-Well-Soon For Amit Shah, COVID-19 Positive

Coronavirus: Over the last 24 hours, 54,735 cases of the disease were reported, taking the total number of cases to 17,50,723

Amit Shah has been at the forefront of the nation's fight against coronavirus (File)

Highlights

  • 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
New Delhi:

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.

Mr Shah's party colleagues and other politicians have wished Mr Shah on Twitter.

"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.

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.