Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took to Twitter to announce that he has isolated himself as a precautionary measure after a meeting on Saturday with home minister Amit Shah who has tested positive for Covid-19.
“Friends! I’m absolutely fine. To follow protocol I hv isolated myself at home for few days as I had met Amit Shah Ji on Saturday evening for n official meeting. I’m working from home & following daily routine including Yoga & exercise.Also reading books & enjoying classical music, Prasad tweeted.
Another Union minister Babul Supriyo also went into self-isolation as he too had met Shah.
Supriyo said he had been advised by doctors to confine himself away from his family members for the next few days and a test would be done soon.
Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor on Monday questioned why Union home minister Amit Shah, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Sunday, chose to go to a private hospital for treatment.
Shah was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram in Haryana on Sunday afternoon after he tested positive for the viral disease.
“Wonder why our Home Minister, when ill, chose not to go to AIIMS but to a private hospital in a neighboring state. Public institutions need the patronage of the powerful if they are to inspire public confidence,” Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in Lok Sabha, tweeted.
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, which was established in 1956 when Jawaharlal Nehru was the prime minister.