Vastavam web: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday (August 20, 2020) announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The Union Minister took to Twitter to share the news. “I am hospitalized on the advice of doctors. I request that those who have come in contact with me in the last few days, isolate themselves and get themselves examined,” he tweeted. The Minister also urged all those who had come in contact with him in the recent past to undergo COVID-19 tests and put themselves in self-quarantine.
India’s coronavirus cases breached the 28-lakh mark with the highest ever single-day spike of 69,652 fresh cases of infections. While the death toll rose to 53,866 with 977 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. The total cases stand at 28,36,926 which is inclusive of 6,86,395 active cases, 20,96,665 cured cases and 53,866 the number of deaths.