Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Friday tested COVID-19 positive. Javadekar has requested all those who have come in contact with him in the last two to three days to get themselves tested.
Taking to Twitter, the Union Minister said, "I have tested #COVID positive today. All those who have come in contact with me in the last 2-3 days may please get themselves tested."
The Union Minister had received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine last month at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune.
"Received my first shot of #Covid19 vaccine today at Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune," Javadekar had said.
"Vaccination process is easy and the Made-In-India vaccines are fully safe," he had written on Twitter.
India's daily new cases continue to rise. A total of 2,17,353 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, as per the minstry. It stated that 10 states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown a rise in the COVID daily new cases. Around 79.10 per cent of the new cases are reported from these 10 states.