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Amit Shah attended cabinet meet at PM Modi’s residence last week; Rajnath, Sitharaman among attendees

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Photo: Twitter @narendramodi

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, was part of the last meeting of the Union Cabinet held at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence last week.

The crucial cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held on Wednesday to approve the new National Education Policy.


Besides Shah, the meeting was attended by several top Union ministers of the Modi cabinet, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari was also present at the meeting.

During the meeting, all coronavirus-related safety precautions were taken and strict social distancing was also followed.

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Modi holds most of his meetings through video-conferencing, however, he does not chair cabinet meetings virtually.

As per reports, strict coronavirus norms are followed during the Union Cabinet meeting at PM Modi’s residence, including mandatory temperature check and Aarogya Setu app check and no use of internal cars to ferry people, PTI reported.

The Home Minister on Sunday took to Twitter to inform that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 55-year-old is admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

“I have undergone a coronavirus test after showing initial symptoms and have tested positive. My health is fine but I am getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors,” he tweeted in Hindi.

The home minister also advised those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves.

The home minister, who was attending his office in the North Block on regular basis, had on Saturday took part at a public function at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) where around 50 people were physically present.

He had addressed a webinar on the occasion of the 100th death anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak at the event.