Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. He has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital.
The development comes just two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive for the deadly virus.
Taking to Twitter, Pradhan said that he has been hospitalised as per doctor’s advice and is in a healthy condition.
“I decided to get myself tested after noticing some symptoms of COVID-19 and my report came back positive. As per the doctor’s advice, I have admitted myself in a hospital and I am in healthy condition,” his tweet read.
According to reports, Pradhan had been in isolation after officials from his staff tested positive for the virus.
Dharmendra Pradhan, the 51-year-old Union Minister is the second Union Minister in India to have tested positive for Coronavirus.
Other minsiters include Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and former Karnataka CM Siddharamaiah. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has also been diagnosed with the infection and is being treated at the privately-owned Kauvery Hospital.