Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu tests Covid-19 positive, in home quarantinetext_fields
New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu on Tuesday became the highest constitutional authority to test positive for Covid-19.
The Vice President's Secretariat said in a tweet the Vice President had tested positive for Covid-19 after undergoing a test in the morning.
"..He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation," it said.
He had presided over proceedings of the Rajya Sabha in the recently-concluded Monsoon Session.
Adding 70,589 coronavirus cases and 776 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Tuesday breached the 61 lakh-mark to reach 61,45,291 cases.
As many as 9,47,576 are currently active; 51,01,397 have been discharged, while 96,318 lost the battle to the viral disease.
With inputs from IANS