Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday (October 24) said that he has tested positive for coronavirus and has gone into isolation. The BJP leader is under medication and treatment as per the advice of the doctors, he informed on Twitter.

Fadnavis is in-charge of BJP’s poll campaign for assembly election in Bihar. “God wants me to stop for a while and take a break,” the minister said. “I have been working every single day since the lockdown but now it seems that God wants me to stop for a while and take a break ! I have tested Covid-19 positive and in isolation. Taking all medication & treatment as per the advice of the doctors,” he wrote.

He also urged all those who have recently come in contact with him to get tested for coronavirus, which has affected over 78 lakh people in India.

"Those who have come in contact with me are advised to get covid19 tests done. Take care, everyone!" another tweet read.  He is also the leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly.

Last month, Devendra Fadnavis was appointed as the BJP in charge for Bihar elections, the biggest polls to be held in the country since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi announced that he had contracted the highly infectious disease, days after he held a joint campaign with chief minister Nitish Kumar, 69, in Buxar and Bhojpur.