Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests Covid-19 positive, is asymptomatic

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu [Image: Twitter]
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu [Image: Twitter]

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, announced on Tuesday evening that he has been tested positive for coronavirus. VC’s office said in a tweet on Tuesday evening. The 71-year-old, who is in home quarantine, is asymptomatic and in good health, the tweet read.

New Delhi :

"The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation," the tweet from his office read.

The Vice President is the top Indian functionary to be tested positive for covid so far. He had frequently chaired the recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament that ran for ten days before getting adjourned on September 23 amid COVID concerns.

Both houses of parliament were adjourned indefinitely on September 23, instead of continuing till the designated date of October 1.

Over the next couple of days, the Centre is expected to announce guidelines for Unlock 5. The current phase is due to end on Wednesday.