Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stated on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Pawar wrote on Twitter that he had taken the COVID test on Sunday.
Pawar added that anyone who had come in contact with him should get themselves tested for COVID-19 immediately if symptoms appear.
“I am in good health and I am consulting a doctor. With the blessings of all of you, I will soon be able to defeat corona and return to your service. Anyone who comes in contact with me should be careful and get your corona tested immediately if symptoms appear,” wrote Pawar in Marathi on Twitter.Â
Pawar has tested positive at a time when the Maha Vikas Aghadi is dealing with a major political crisis caused by Sena leader Eknath Shinde’s rebellion. Last week, CM Uddhav Thackeray had also tested positive for COVID-19.