BJP chief JP Nadda tests positive for COVID-19

07:58 PM | 13 Dec, 2020
BJP chief JP Nadda tests positive for COVID-19
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NEW DELHI – Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda has tested positive for the coronavirus and has gone into home isolation on the advice of doctors.

In a tweet (in Hindi) Sunday, the 60-year-old said he had undergone a test after showing symptoms of COVID-19, and was found to be positive.

"My condition is alright and I am following all instructions after going for home isolation on the advice of doctors. I request everyone who got in touch with me in the last few days to isolate themselves and undergo test," he said.

"My request is, whoever has come in contact in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get yourself checked," he added.

Nadda, the former Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh, has been serving as the president of the ruling BJP since 20 January 2020.

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