Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has tested positive for coronavirus during a routine test, his office said in a tweet on Tuesday evening. The 71-year-old, who is in home quarantine, is “asymptomatic and in good health”, the tweet read.
“The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation,” the tweet from his office read.
Mr Naidu, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, recently attended the monsoon session of parliament, which was cut short after more than 25 members tested positive for the virus.