Union minister Ramdas Athawale, tested positive for coronavirus today, an official said.
The Republican Party of India (A) leader has been admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai, he said.
Speaking about his health he tweeted that “I have tested #COVID19 positive and as per advise of Doctors I have been hospitalised for few days. Those who have been come in contact with me are advised to get COVID-19 tests done. Take Care & Stay Safe”.
A video of him chanting “Go corona, corona go” at a prayer meeting went viral on social media.
The minister is also a diabetic, an aide said. Athawale on Monday attended an event in Mumbai to induct actor Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A).