Union Minister Ramdas Athawale Tests Covid-19 Positive

Union minister Ramdas Athawale, whose "go corona go" chant became a national sensation, has tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. He has been admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai.

According to reports, Athawale attended an event on Monday in Mumbai to induct actress Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A). Following this, Athawale got himself tested for Covid-19.

Mr Athawale, 60, is a member of the Rajya Sabha and Minister of State for Social Justice in Narendra Modi led cabinet. The minister is also a diabetic, an aide said.

Meanwhile, India has reported the lowest number of 36,370 new coronavirus infections in a day. This is the first time, the country reported fewer cases since mid-July. July 18 was the last time India reported less than 36,000 cases.
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