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Maharashtra Textile Minister Aslam Shaikh has tested positive for coronavirus. He has requested all those who came in ‘close contact’ with him to immediately get their Covid-19 testing done. He informed about the same in a tweet. “This is to inform that I’ve tested positive for #COVID19. I’m currently asymtomatic and isolating myself. I request all those who have come in close contact with me to get themselves tested. I will continue to work from home to serve the people of my state,” Aslam Shaikh tweeted.
Aslam Shaikh is the Congress MLA from Malad-West seat in Mumbai.
He is the fourth minister in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government to have contracted the novel coronavirus. Earlier, state ministers Jitendra Awhad, Ashok Chavan and Dhananjay Munde had tested positive for the disease.