The Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha on Friday said that he tested positive for coronavirus and will home quarantine self for next 12 days.
Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Jha said he was asymptomatic. “I have tested positive for Covid-19. As I am asymptomatic I am in home quarantine for the next 10-12 days. Please don’t underestimate transmission risks, we are all vulnerable,” he said.
I have tested positive for Covid_19 . As I am asymptomatic I am in home quarantine for the next 10-12 days. Please don’t underestimate transmission risks, we are all vulnerable.
Do take care all.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 22, 2020
In the tweet, Sanjay Jha has requested to not underestimate the transmission risks of coronavirus. “Do not underestimate transmission risks, we are all vulnerable,” Sanjay Jha said.
Asymptomatic patients are those who contract the virus but do not exhibit any symptoms. Yet, they are carriers of the virus.
He appealed to the citizens to not “underestimate” the risk of transmission, asserting that all are equally vulnerable.
Sanjay Jha is a familiar prime-time face on television news channels.
The news of Jha’s illness broke out at a time when state governments are easing the restrictions of the coronavirus-induced lockdown in order to revive the economy.
His tweet came on a day India reported 6,088 new Covid-19 cases, the second biggest single-day surge in a week, in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 118,447.
There were 66,330 active cases of the respiratory disease in the country and 3,583 people succumbed so far, the Union health ministry said on Friday morning.