Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tests positive for coronavirus

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New Delhi, Apr 21 (PTI) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old minister said he is following medical advice after his report came positive.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 29: Union Cabinet Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal addresses media during a press conference on the New Education Policy 2020 after the cabinet meeting, at National Media Centre on July 29, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 29: Union Cabinet Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal addresses media during a press conference on the New Education Policy 2020 after the cabinet meeting, at National Media Centre on July 29, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

'This is to inform you all that I have tested COVID positive today. I am taking medication and treatment as per the advice of my doctors. Request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant, and get themselves tested,' he tweeted.

'All the work of @EduMinOfIndia is being conducted normally observing necessary precautions,' he added. PTI GJS GJS TIR TIR