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Union minister Pralhad Joshi tests positive for COVID19

Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi has tested positive for COVID19.

Joshi has been detected with the virus a day after he held a press conference with Karnataka deputy chief minister by his side.

Confirming the news, Joshi said he is asymptomatic and will remain in home quarantine on the advice of the doctors.

"I have tested positive for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic. As per doctor's advice I am in home quarantine," Union minister Joshi tweeted.

As part of the central government's outreach programme on the recent farm bills, Joshi was at a public event in Karnataka's Belgaum district along with Karnataka deputy CM Laxman Sangappa Savadi and Rajya Sabha member Iranna Kadadi.

The 57-year-old minister also has the additional portfolio of coal and mines.

He has been in the Modi Cabinet since May 2019.

He has been a member of Lok Sabha since 2004 and was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha in 2019 from the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency.

With 72,049 new COVID19 positive cases and 986 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's total tally on Wednesday went past the 67-lakh-mark with a total of 67,57,131 cases.

Out of these, 9,07,883 people are still active, 57,44,693 have been discharged while 1,04,555 have lost the fight against the disease.

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