Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar (File Photo)

Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on his Twitter handle announced that he has tested positive for novel coronavirus infection on Monday.

Ajit Pawar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai where he is undergoing treatment for the infection. Pawar, 61, was feeling feverish after his recent visit to rain-affected areas in Pune and Solapur districts.

Last week, after a visit to rain-affected areas he was tested for the virus where the tests came out negative, however, the minister took the necessary precautions and so far, had been under home quarantine.

According to his personal Twitter handle, Ajit Pawar has been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital on the advice of the doctor after testing positive for the novel coronavirus disease.

Commenting on his health, Pawar added that he was in good health and stable. Pawar asked the citizens of the state as well his party workers and well-wishers not to worry about his health.

The NCP leader added that he would be back to work soon after a short break to recuperate from the disease.

He joined the long line of leaders who have been infected by the virus. On Saturday, former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis announced that he had tested positive.

Among other leaders who have tested positive in the past are Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa.

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