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Coronavirus: Delhi BJP state president Adesh Gupta tests positive for COVID-19

In a tweet, the Delhi BJP state president Adesh Gupta said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus Delhi BJP state president Adesh Gupta tests positive for COVID-19-snj
New Delhi, First Published Sep 16, 2020, 4:49 PM IST
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New Delhi: Adesh Gupta, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on September 16 said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a tweet in Hindi, he said that last week he took a COVID test after having light fever. Its report was negative. He added that after feeling unwell, he was tested again, and now the report came out positive.

Gupta said he was under quarantine last week and advised those who had come in contact with him to get themselves tested.

Delhi BJP media cell head Ashok Goel said Gupta was found positive in his third COVID-19 test.

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The previous two tests, including an RT-PCR, came out as negative, he said.

"The Delhi BJP president underwent a rapid antigen test last week and later, an RT-PCR test, both of which showed him to be COVID negative. He had body ache but no fever. He was again tested using the RT-PCR method, the report of which came on Wednesday as COVID-19 positive," he said.

Party leaders said Gupta's parents, who live in his ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh, had also tested positive for COVID-19 and were treated in Delhi 15-20 days ago.

Two BJP MPs from Delhi, Meenakshi Lekhi and Parvesh Verma, were found COVID-19 positive ahead of the Parliament session that started earlier this week.

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