Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19
Smriti Irani

New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The women and child development minister asked people who came in contact with her to get themselves tested at the earliest.

"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 request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest," Irani tweeted.

Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and AYUSH Minister Shripad Y Naik were among those infected. Chief Ministers like Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Karnataka's B S Yediyurappa had also tested positive.

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said she will emerge stronger from this fight against COVID.

"Wishing good health & speedy recovery to Smt @smritiirani Ji. There is no doubt she will emerge stronger from this fight," he said in a tweet.

"You have always displayed resolute determination in fighting for the people of the nation, @SmritiIrani ji. I am sure you will use the same determination to fight against COVID-19 and recover soon. My best wishes for your well being," Railway Minister Piyush Goyal wrote on the microblogging website.

Union ministers Prahlad Joshi and Jitendra Singh, BJP leaders Tejasvi Surya and Poonam Mahajan were also among those who wished Irani a speedy recovery.

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