Coronavirus outbreak: Housing minister Jitendra Awhad quarantines self

Updated: Apr 14, 2020, 08:02 IST | Agencies | Mumbai

According to reports, a senior police inspector who led an operation to arrest 21 Tablighi Jamaat members hiding in a mosque in Mumbra, tested positive for Coronavirus. Awhad is the first state minister to quarantine himself

Jitendra Awhad
Jitendra Awhad

Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad on Monday decided to quarantine himself after he came in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. A police officer with whom the minister interacted recently has tested positive for the disease.

Hence, as a precaution, Awhad has decided to self-quarantine for the next few days even though he has not tested positive himself, 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.

According to reports, a senior police inspector who led an operation to arrest 21 Tablighi Jamaat members hiding in a mosque in Mumbra, tested positive for Coronavirus. Awhad is the first state minister to quarantine himself.

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