Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who underwent a routine COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning, has tested positive for the coronavirus infection. He has been advised home quarantine since he is asymptomatic and in good health, his office said in a statement.
The vice-president's wife, Usha Naidu, has tested negative and is in self-isolation.
Naidu, also the Rajya Sabha Chairman, recently presided over the monsoon session of Parliament. The session, which started on September 14, concluded on September 23, eight days before the scheduled end as at least 25 lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus.
In the mandatory tests conducted before the beginning of the monsoon session, 17 MPs of Lok Sabha and nine of Rajya Sabha were found infected.