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Union MoSChoudhary tests corona positive

New Delhi (IANS) After a number of prominent politicians in the country were infected with the coronavirus, Union Minister of State for Agriculture KailashChoudhary too has tested positive.

Choudhary had complained of coronavirus symptoms on Friday night, after which he got himself tested. The test report confirmed his positive status.

"There is fever along with a little breathing problem. I am receiving care under the supervision of doctors in a hospital," Choudhary tweeted.

Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had tested corona positive. ShiromaniAkali Dal MP NareshGujral too was found infected with the virus.

BJP MP JyotiradityaScindia and party spokesperson SambitPatra contracted the virus but have since recovered.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa too had tested positive for coronavirus. On Friday, Congress leader Siddaramaiah's son YathindraSiddaramaiah was found to be corona positive. Yathindra, 40, is a first-time MLA from the Varuna Assembly segment in Mysuru district.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi