Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has tested positive for coronavirus during a routine test, his office said in a tweet this evening. The 71-year-old, who is in home quarantine, is “asymptomatic and in good health”, the tweet read.
“The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation,” the tweet from his office read.
Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha Chairman, recently attended the monsoon session of parliament, which was cut short after more than 25 members tested positive for the deadly virus.
Earlier, BJP leader Uma Bharti has also tested positive for coronavirus. She tweeted about her diagnosis in a late night post and urged all those who had come in contact with her to get tested for the virus.
The leader said she got tested because she was down with a mild fever for three days and was positive for the virus in spite of following all Covid-19 norms including social distancing over her recent trip to the Himalayas.