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NCP leader Eknath Khadse tests COVID-19 positive

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
November 19, 2020 19:00 IST
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Nationalist Congress Party leader and former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse has tested positive for COVID-19, sources close to him said on Thursday.

Khadse will be admitted to a Mumbai-based hospital.

"Natha bhau (as Khadse is known) tested positive on Thursday afternoon. He will be treated at a city hospital as per the doctor's advice," the sources said.

 

On November 15, Khadse's daughter Rohini had said that she had contracted the coronavirus infection.

Earlier, several other key politicians in Maharashtra, including Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, over a dozen other ministers and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Devendra Fadnavis had tested positive.

Khadse had ended his nearly four-decade association with the BJP and joined the Sharad Pawar-led NCP last month.

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