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Manoj Tiwari tweets Amit Shah tests negative for COVID-19, Sources say HM tests not done so far

Sunday, 9 August 2020 (14:22 IST)
New Delhi: Home ministry sources said on Sunday that the test for Covid-19 has not been done for Union Home Minister Amit Shah after BJP lawmaker Manoj Tiwari tweeted on Sunday morning that the former BJP president has tested negative.

Mr Tewari tweeted this morning that Home Minister’s test report has come negative. However, as per ministry sources the test has not been done so far.

Last Sunday, Mr Shah has tested positive for novel coronavirus infection and was subsequently admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram on doctors’ advice.

The Home Minister had made the announcement on Twitter saying he got tested after showing initial symptoms of COVID-19. “On getting the initial symptoms of Corona, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors”, Mr Shah has said.

Mr Shah had requested those who came in contact with him in the last few days to get tested for Coronavirus and isolate themselves. (UNI)

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