BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who attended the Parliament's ongoing Monsoon Session, today said he has tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
"Last Friday I had got examined and was tested negative, hence attended the Parliament. But last night I had headache and mild fever, got examined and have tested positive for Covid-19," he said in a tweet. "Operating under strict protocols and medication as advised by doctors. Those who interacted with me may please consult doctors."
On Wednesday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has isolated himself. He also requested those who had come in contact with him to get tested.
"Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my doctor. During the course of my check-up, I have been tested COVID-19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself," said the Union Minister of of Road Transport and Highways in a tweet, urging those who have come in contact with him to undergo tests.
Mediapersons authorised to cover the ongoing Monsoon Session must tale Rapid Antigen Tests for Covid-19 mandatorily and on a daily basis at the reception of the Parliament House. Testing at the reception will take place from 9am to 2pm. Officials of Parliament will also have to undergo mandatory testing.
BJP Rajya Sabha member Ashok Gasti, who was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a private hospital in Bengaluru, passed on late Thursday night. He had tested positive for coronavirus on September 2.
The hospital authorities where the first-time MP was being treated said Gasti was critically ill with multi-organ failure on life support system.
Several members of Parliament including Home Minister Amit Shah and RLP MP Hanuman Beniwal had tested positive for Covid-19.