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Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel tests positive for COVID-19

The 92-year-old leader's family said he is in home isolation in Gandhinagar and under observation.

Published: 18th September 2020 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2020 04:32 PM   |  A+A-

COVID 19, PPE, Coronavirus, Testing

A medic wearing a PPE prepares to collect samples for COVID-19 tests. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel has tested positive for novel coronavirus, health officials said on Friday.

He underwent a COVID-19 test as one of his attendants was detected with the infection on Thursday after which samples of the former were taken for antigen and the RT-PCR process, said Gandhinagar Civil Hospital Superintendent Dr Niyati Lakhani.

"His antigen test returned positive while the results for the RT-PCR test is yet to come," Lakhani informed.

The 92-year-old leader's family said he is in home isolation in Gandhinagar.

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