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Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut tests Covid-19 positive

Raut is the ninth minister in the MVA government to test positive for Covid-19.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2020, 12:57 IST
Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
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Nitin Raut during the swearing ceremony at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai on November 28, 2019.
Nitin Raut during the swearing ceremony at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai on November 28, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut on Friday said he has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the ninth member of the state cabinet to contract the infection.

Raut (63), who is also the working president of the state Congress, tweeted about his diagnosis.

“I have tested positive for Covid-19. I would request all those who had come in contact with me to get themselves tested as a precautionary measure,” he said.

Raut is the ninth minister in the MVA government to test positive for Covid-19.

Earlier, ministers Jitendra Awhad (housing), Ashok Chavan (PWD), Dhananjay Munde (social justice), Sunil Kedar (animal husbandry), Balasaheb Patil (cooperation), Aslam Shaikh (textile), Abdul Sattar (MoS-rural development) and Vishwajit Kadam (MoS-cooperation) had tested positive for Covid-19.

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