Smriti Irani tests Covid-19 positive

    Union Minister Smriti Irani

    New Delhi (NVI): Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani today announced that she has tested positive for coronavirus.

    Smriti Irani took to Twitter to share her diagnosis. “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,” Irani wrote.

    She also urged people who had come in close contact with her to get themselves tested for Covid-19.

    The 44-year-old actor-turned-politician had been actively campaigning for the Bihar elections, seeking votes for the National Democratic Alliance government in the state.

    Home Minister Amit Shah, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Shripad Yesso Naik, Nitin Gadkari, Prahlad Singh Patel and Ramdas Athawale are the other central ministers who had contracted the virus.

    -CHK