VP Venkaiah Naidu tests Covid positive

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi (NVI): Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine check-up, his office said in a statement today. The 71-year-old, who underwent a Covid-19 test, is asymptomatic and in good health.

As per reports, Naidu’s wife Usha Naidu also underwent a test today, however, she has tested negative and is in self-isolation.

“The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation,” read the official statement.

Naidu, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, recently attended the monsoon session of parliament, which was cut short after more than 25 members tested positive for the virus.

Both houses of parliament were adjourned indefinitely on September 23, instead of continuing till the designated date of October 1.