Maharashtra housing minister Jitendra Awhad tests covid-19 positive
In a shocking development, Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad has tested COVID-19 positive, official sources said here early on Friday. Awhad, along with a dozen of his family members had been in home quarantine since past 10 days. The decision was taken as a precaution after one of his security personnel had tested positive. The matter was first highlighted by IANS on April 13.
Earlier, the minister had tested negative, but a subsequent report on Thursday had come positive, alarming the state health authorities.
The minister had come in contact with a policeman in Thane’s Mumbra town during the search for persons who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi earlier this month.