Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently under quarantine at home. Naidu underwent a Covid-19 test on Tuesday morning and was found to be infected. He is asymptomatic and in good health, the VP’s official Twitter account said.
Venkaiah Naidu’s wife, Usha Naidu, has tested negative and is in self-isolation as well.
“The Vice President of India who underwent a routine Covid-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation,” the VP Secretariat tweeted.
Along with being the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu is also the chairperson of the upper house of the parliament – the Rajya Sabha. He was present in the recently conducted monsoon session of the Parliament which was later cut short due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation in India.