As many as six MPs have gone into self-isolation as a precautious move after they met Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently. Shah found Covid-19 positive on Sunday. The MPs include IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and five other BJP MPs from West Bengal.
As per a New Indian Express report, Prasad does not have any symptoms and the self-isolation is purely based on an existing protocol. The two ministers from Bengal, Babul Supriyo and Debasree Chowdhury, and three MPs Nisith Pramanik, Saumitra Khan and Swapan Dasgupta, decided to self-quarantine at home as they are asymptomatic and they are yet to conduct Covid-19 tests.
‘’I don’t have any symptom. Doctors advised me to isolate self and observe whether I develop any symptom. I live with my parents, wife and child. I have confined myself in a room. I will go through a test after Tuesday,’’ Supriyo was quoted saying by the report.
Earlier on Sunday, Shah was admitted to Medanta hospital, Gurugram, after he tested positive for coronavirus, which has wreaked havoc, infecting more than 17 lakh people in the country. In a tweet, the minister said his health was “fine” but he was being hospitalised “on the advice of doctors”.
He also requested that all those “who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done”.