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Coronavirus | Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij who took trial COVID-19 vaccine tests positive

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij being administered the coronavirus vaccine Covaxin in Ambala on November 20, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus and has been hospitalised at a hospital in Ambala.

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Mr. Vij confirmed about his being tested for COVID-19 on Twitter.

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“I have been tested Corona positive. I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in close contact to me are advised to get themselves tested for corona,” he said in a tweet.

The phase three trial of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin began in the State on November 20 and the 67-year-old senior BJP leader was one of the participants in the trial.

An earlier version of this report had said that Mr. Vij was administered a dose of the vaccine. As all trial participants need not be administered the vaccine itself, the report has been amended.

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