Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will remain in home quarantine for next few days after five persons working at his Mumbai residence tested positive for Coronavirus. Pawar’s test results have come out negative.
Informing about Pawar’s isolation at home, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said, "Pawar is not showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus infection. He also underwent Covid tests at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai and his reports have come out negative. But we will ask him not to go on a state tour for the next few days.”
As a precautionary measure, tests of nearly 100 people are being conducted, including personal assistants, secretaries and other officials working daily with Mr Pawar, who came in contact with these persons in the last couple of days, informed an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
“Five persons working at Silver Oak (Pawar’s residence m) including three security guards, a cook and his son have tested positive for coronavirus. We have informed the state health department to communicate with health and civic officials in Pune as Pawar was there on Sunday. If he has met some people, they should also be tested as a precautionary measure,” the official said.
Pawar returned from Pune on Sunday. He recently also travelled to Karad tehsil in Satara district where he met state cooperation minister Balasaheb Patil, who was tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.