Published On: Mon, Apr 13th, 2020

Maha Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad quarantines self

Mumbai: Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad on Monday decided to quarantine himself after he came in contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus.

Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad

A police official with whom the minister interacted recently has tested positive for coronavirus. Hence, as a precaution, Awhad has decided to self-quarantine for next few days, a source said.

Awhad represents Thane district’s Kalwa-Mumbra Assembly constituency, where several coronavirus cases have been found in the last couple of weeks.

He is the first state minister to quarantine self.

Awhad recently urged citizens of his constituency to stay indoors or else it could prove fatal.

PTI

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