Union minister Athawale tests positive, hospitalized in Mumbai

The minister is also a diabetic, an aide said. Athawale on Monday attended an event in Mumbai to induct actress Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A)..

PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 27-10-2020 14:07 IST | Created: 27-10-2020 14:00 IST
Union minister Athawale tests positive, hospitalized in Mumbai
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale speaking to ANI in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo/ANI Image Credit: ANI

Union minister Ramdas Athawale, whose 'go corona, go' chant became a national sensation, on Tuesday tested coronavirus positive, an official said. The Republican Party of India (A) leader has been admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai, he said.

In February, a video of Athawale, also with a Chinese diplomat and Buddhist monks chanting "Go corona, go corona" at a prayer meeting went viral on social media. The video was reportedly shot at the Gateway of India here on February 20 during a prayer session to stop the spread of coronavirus in China.

Athawale (60) is a member of the Rajya Sabha and minister of state for social justice in the Narendra Modi-led ministry. The minister is also a diabetic, an aide said.

Athawale on Monday attended an event in Mumbai to induct actress Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A).

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Blockchain in Healthcare: Opportunities and challenges

The use of blockchain in healthcare is a relatively new innovation with many of its uses still being explored and related technologies being developed, improved, and scaled. ...

Debate surrounding vaccine passports and development misses bigger picture

... ...

Blockchain vs IOTA: Looking for a better alternative

... ...

For stability, Iraq needs to crack down on corruption

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Legal status of Hindu, Muslim marriages in South Africa under spotlight in Green Paper

The difficulties experienced by partners in marriages conducted under Hindu and Muslim religious rites in South Africa are under consideration in a Green Paper that has been released for public comment.The controversial issue of polyandry, ...

Britain free of coronavirus by August, outgoing vaccine task force chief says -Telegraph

The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the governments departing vaccine taskforce chief Clive Dix told the Daily Telegraph on Friday. Sometime in August, we will have no circulating virus in the UK, Dix sai...

AstraZeneca weighs seeking full, not emergency, U.S. approval for COVID-19 shot - WSJ

AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell the shot, the Wall Stre...

UPDATE 5-Tough U.S. jobs report shows Biden's rocky road to full economic recovery

President Joe Biden reacted on Friday to a disappointing April jobs report by saying the U.S. economy has a long way to go before recovering from its pandemic slump, and he urged Washington to do more to help the American people. U.S. job g...

Give Feedback