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Maharashtra Minister Ashok Chavan fights coronavirus, discharged from hospital

The senior Congress leader and ex-chief minister was the second cabinet member after Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad was infected by COVID-19 in April

Published: 04th June 2020 03:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2020 03:19 PM   |  A+A-

Ashok Chavan (Photo | PTI)

By IANS

MUMBAI: Maharashtra PWD Minister Ashok Chavan, who was afflicted by COVID-19, has been cured and discharged from hospital, here on Thursday, a party official said.

The senior Congress leader and ex-chief minister was detected COVID-19 positive, but asymptomatic, on May 24 at his native place Nanded and shifted to a private hospital in Mumbai the following day.

After completing the treatment, Chavan was given a discharge by the hospital here on Thursday afternoon but he will remain at home for further quarantine as per the treatment protocols.

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He was the second cabinet member after Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad was infected by COVID-19 in April, sending shock waves in political circles and the ruling Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress alliance government.

Awhad spent a stint in home quarantine, but later was shifted to a hospital for full treatment and after discharge was again isolated at his house before he resumed his ministerial responsibilities late in May.

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