New Delhi (NVI): Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Taking to Twitter, Pawar wrote, “My COVID-19 test has come out to be positive. As a precaution, I have gotten admitted to Breach Candy hospital on the advice of the doctors.”
राज्यातील नागरिक, राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेसह राज्यातील सर्व राजकीय पक्षांचे नेते, पदाधिकारी, कार्यकर्ते यांना विनंती आहे की, काळजी करण्याचं काहीही कारण नाही. माझी प्रकृती उत्तम असून थोड्या विश्रांतीनंतर मी लवकरच आपल्यासोबत पुन्हा कार्यरत होईन.
— Ajit Pawar (@AjitPawarSpeaks) October 26, 2020
“I request all citizens, workers, volunteers and leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other parties not to worry. I am well and will return after resting for a while,” he tweeted in Marathi.
Earlier on Saturday, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis tested positive for COVID-19.
Also, over a dozen Maharashtra ministers have tested coronavirus positive in last few months and recovered.
So far, Maharashtra had reported 16.4 lakh COVID-19 cases making it the worst-affected state in the country. While more than 43,000 people have died due to the virus, the state’s recovery rate stands at over 88 percent.