Amit Shah tested positive for the novel coronavirus on August 2 Credit: Twitter image

The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Sunday clarified that no fresh COVID-19 test has been done on home minister Amit Shah. This comes after BJP leader Manoj Tiwari tweeted that Shah had tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

In a now deleted tweet, Tiwari shared a picture of him with Shah, and wrote, “Home Minister Amit Shah ji’s Covid report showed he is negative.”

Shah had tested positive for the highly contagious virus nearly a week ago on August 2. He was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. He is the first member of the Union Cabinet to contract the infection.

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On August 2, through a tweet, Shah said that he got tested after showing Covid-19 symptoms. “…I got myself tested and the report is positive. My health is fine but on the advice of doctors I am getting admitted to hospital. I request all those who came in contact with me in the past few days to isolate themselves and get tested,” he said.

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