Maharashtra: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar negative for COVID-19, kept in home quarantine

Published: 22 October, 2020 18:07 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Pawar was feeling feverish after his recent visit of rain-affected areas in Pune and Solapur districts and took the test

Ajit Pawar
Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has tested negative for COVID-19 but is in home quarantine as a precautionary measure, a source close to the senior NCP leader said here on Thursday.

Pawar, 61, was feeling feverish after his recent visit of rain-affected areas in Pune and Solapur districts and took the coronavirus test, whose report was negative.

As a precautionary measure, Pawar is in home quarantine in Mumbai and will be attending official meetings, including those of the state cabinet, via video-conferencing for the next few days, the source said.

Over a dozen Maharashtra ministers have tested positive in the last few months.

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