Maha DyCM Ajit Pawar tests positive for COVID-19 hospitalised

    Mumbai, Oct 26 (PTI) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister
Ajit Pawar on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19
and is admitted in a hospital here on the advice of doctors.
    In a message, Pawar said his health condition is fine.
    "I have tested positive for COVID-19. My health
condition is fine. As a precautionary measure I have admitted
self to Breach Candy Hospital on the advice of doctors," the
NCP leader said.
    He also said the party workers and citizens need not
worry about his health and that he will be back among all
after a brief period of rest.
    On Thursday, Pawar tested negative for coronavirus but
was in home quarantine as a precautionary measure.
    In the last few months, over a dozen Maharashtra
ministers have tested positive for the viral infection.
    They include Jitendra Awhad (housing), Ashok Chavan
(public works department), Dhananjay Munde (social justice),
Varsha Gaikwad (school education), Eknath Shinde (urban
development) and Nitin Raut (energy).
    Ministers Hasan Mushrif (rural development), Sunil
Kedar (animal husbandry), Balasaheb Patil (cooperation), Aslam
Shaikh (ports, textile), Bacchu Kadu (MoS for school
education), Abdul Sattar (MoS-rural development), Sanjay
Bansode (MoS-environment) and Vishwajeet Kadam (MoS for
cooperation) had also contracted COVID-19. PTI ENM

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