Athawale had held a press conference on Monday where he had inducted actor Payal Ghosh in the RPI-A; both were photographed without their masks
Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment and Republican Party of India president Ramdas Athawale tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday (October 27).
“My corona test has come out positive. I have been advised to get admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Those who came in contact with me should also get tested as a precaution. I am in good health. Don't worry. My scheduled events have been cancelled,” Athawale said in a tweet.
माझी कोरोनाची चाचणी पॉझिटिव्ह आली आहे. खबरदारी चा उपाय म्हणून रुग्णालयात दाखल होण्याचा वैद्यकीय सल्ला पाळणार आहे. या दरम्यान माझ्या संपर्कात आलेल्यांनी खबरदारी म्हणून आपली कोरोना चाचणी करून घ्यावी. प्रकृती चांगली आहे. काळजी नसावी. सध्याचे नोयोजित कार्यक्रम रद्द केले आहेत.— Dr.Ramdas Athawale (@RamdasAthawale) October 27, 2020
According to Mayur Borkar, the PRO of Republican Party of India (Athawale) (RPI-A), his results were released on Tuesday morning. “Athawale has tested positive and is now admitted in Bombay Hospital,” he said.
He went for a test hours after attending a public ceremony of Republican Party of India to induct actor Payal Ghosh in his party. The event was attended by several other leaders.
In March, a video of Athawale, Chinese Consul General in Mumbai Tang Guocai and Buddhist monks chanting 'go corona go' at a prayer meet had gone viral on social media. The video was reportedly shot at Gateway of India on February 20 during a prayer session to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Last Updated 27, Oct 2020, 2:26 PM