BJP chief JP Nadda tests positive for coronavirus

JP Nadda, Dec 13: Jagat Prakash Nadda, the national president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Sunday, said that he has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

On getting the initial symptoms of the coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, following all the guidelines in home isolation on the advice of doctors. My request is, whoever has come in contact in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get yourself checked,” JP Nadda wrote on social media platform Twitter.

Nadda’s convoy was pelted with stones last week by alleged Trinamool Congress workers at Sirakol in Diamond Harbour area of South 24 Parganas district, where he had gone to address a rally. Nadda called the attack “unprecedented” and alleged the state has slipped into “complete lawlessness and goonda raj“.

All BJP leaders in the convoy had been injured in the attack, except Nadda as he was in a bullet-proof car, Mukul Roy, national vice-president of BJP said.

India reported 30,254 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With 391 new deaths, India’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1, 43,019. The active number of coronavirus cases continued to decline. At present, India has 3.6 lakh active coronavirus cases.

The total number of recovered coronavirus patients stood at 93, 57,464.