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Union minister Smriti Irani tests positive for Covid-19

Smriti Irani is one of the prominent BJP leaders who have campaigned extensively in the Bihar state for the ongoing Assembly polls.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2020, 19:09 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Union minister Smriti Zubin Irani addresses farmers via video conferencing at Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) state headquarter, in Gandhinagar.
Union minister Smriti Zubin Irani addresses farmers via video conferencing at Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) state headquarter, in Gandhinagar. (PTI)

Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she has tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and requested those who had come in contact with her to get 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,” the Union minister tweeted.

Also read: Smriti Irani visits Amethi, Congress calls it ‘political tourism’

Irani is one of the prominent BJP leaders who have campaigned extensively in the Bihar state for the ongoing Assembly polls. The Union minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) had also travelled to her Lok Sabha (LS) constituency Amethi last week and announced several projects for her constituency, which used to be a Gandhi family’s pocket borough for years until she wrested the prestigious seat from Rahul Gandhi in last year’s parliamentary polls, during the festive season.

It was also her first visit to Amethi since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-induced lockdown restrictions, which were enforced from the end of March in a bid to keep the viral infection at bay.

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