NAT 181216 Nitin Gadkari
NAT 181216 Nitin Gadkari Nitin Gadkari, Photo by Suchitra Image Credit:

Indian minister Nitin Gadkari confirmed on Wednesday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

In a tweet, the Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises said: "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."

He went on to urge those he had come into contact with to get tested for the virulent infection.