Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19 during stay in Hyderabad

The Vice-President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, tested positive for COVID-19 here on Sunday.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  23 Jan 2022 11:34 AM GMT
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19 during stay in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Vice-President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, tested positive for COVID-19 here on Sunday. He has decided to remain in self-isolation for a week. He has advised all those who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested.

Earlier in the day, the Vice-President had paid floral tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. "Netaji's valour, nationalistic fervour and monumental contribution to freeing India from foreign yoke continue to inspire & instil patriotism in countless Indians. He personified selfless devotion to the cause of motherland. The entire nation fondly remembers & salutes the legendary leader on Parakram Divas today," the Vice-President had tweeted.

He added, "It is a fitting tribute and a mark of nation's indebtedness to the iconic freedom fighter. I also appreciate the decision to start Republic Day celebrations a day earlier this year in honour of the great nationalist."

Meanwhile, Telangana reported 4,393 new COVID-19 cases on January 22, Saturday. This is 0.5% less than the number of cases recorded on 21 January i.e;4416 cases.

Two people died due to COVID-19 in the state in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 31,199. Telangana has so far reported a total of 7,31,212 cases.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported the highest number of cases (1,643) in the last 24 hours followed by Medchal-Malkajgiri (421), Rangareddy (286), Hanumakonda (184), Khammam (128), and Sangareddy (89). The other districts in the state reported cases in double digits.

A total of 2,319 people recovered from the virus statewide in a span of 24 hours taking the overall recoveries so far to 6,95,942 constituting a recovery rate of 95.18%.

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