Union minister Jitendra Singh, Ram Madhav go into self-quarantine

This was after a J&K leader, who they had travelled with recently, tested positive


Union minister of state Dr Jitendra Singh and BJP leader Ram Madhav have gone into self-quarantine after the party's Jammu and Kahmir unit president Ravinder Raina, who they had travelled with recently, tested positive for COVID-19.

Raina had visited slain colleague Waseem Bari's residence along with BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and Singh.

The two leaders, in separate tweets, announced that they are going into self-quarantine as a precautionary step.

“Have gone into Self-Quarantine with immediate effect from 4 PM today, after receiving the news about #Corona positive test of J&K BJP President Sh Ravinder Raina who had accompanied us from Srinagar to Bandipora on 12th July,” Singh said in a tweet.

"Am quarantining myself for a few days since my colleague n BJP J&K President Ravinder Raina tested +ve for Corona today n I was with him 48 hrs ago in Srinagar. I tested -ve for Corona 4 times during travel in last 2 weeks. Yet taking precautions to ensure safety of me n others," Madhav's tweet read.

He also wished a speedy recovery to Raina in another tweet. "I wish speedy recovery for our leader in J&K Sh Ravinder Raina."

Earlier, Raina had told news agency PTI, "I have tested positive for COVID-19. I had gone to Bandipora area of north Kashmir to take part in the last rites of slain BJP leader, his father and brother. I was was there for the past five days."