New Delhi, Aug 03, 2020: Congress MP and son of former finance minister Karti P Chidambaram has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Parliamentarian confirmed his health status in a tweet and asked all those who had come in contact with him to "follow the medical protocol" of testing and isolation.
"I have just tested positive for #Covid. My symptoms are mild and as per medical advice I am under home quarantine. I would urge all those who have recently been in contact with me to follow medical protocol," the 48-year-old said.
As of today, the country has logged more than 18 lakh cases of coronavirus - adding more than 1.5 lakh patients to the tally in just three days.
The pandemic has claimed the life of a minister in Uttar Pradesh. Kamal Rani Varun, 62, died at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences on Sunday.
The virus has also infected many Central and state government ministers, including Home Minister Amit Shah, who had recently attended a Union cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Madhya Pradesh government has banned political rallies, agitations and public meetings till August 14 to prevent the spread of coronavirus among politicians and their supporters. All the political parties in Madhya Pradesh have been campaigning for the bypolls to 24 seats - likely to be held later this year - whose results can have major implications in the state politics. The move came after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his three ministers tested positive for the deadly virus.
Tamil Nadu’s Governor Banwarilal Purohit has also tested positive for coronavirus today, said Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital, where he has been admitted. He is asymptomatic and clinically stable, the hospital said.