Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry said on Thursday.
He was scheduled to attend the Air Force Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi, but had to skip it after he tested positive. Mr. Singh is under home quarantine with mild symptoms while a team of doctors have examined him and advised rest, a Ministry statement said.
As Covid-19 cases surge, India has recorded 12,591 new Covid cases in a day, the highest in around eight months, while the active case burden increased to 65,286, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll has increased to 5,31,230 with 40 fatalities, which includes 11 reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 a.m. stated.