Indian minister Ajit Pawar has tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.
Ajit Pawar is currently serving as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister.
In a message, he announced on Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated in a hospital on the advice of doctors. He also said that his health conditions are 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 in the message that 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.
Earlier on Thursday, Pawar tested negative for Covid-19 but was in-home quarantine.
Coronavirus cases are surging in India. Several Maharashtra ministers have contracted the contagious virus. Ministers 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.