Gujarat Congress MLA Imran Khedawala tests coronavirus positive hours after meeting CM

A Gujarat Congress MLA tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday evening after he attended a meeting called by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, said an official.

Imran Khedawala, the MLA from the Khadia-Jamalpur seat of Ahmedabad was present in the meeting with Rupani along with some other Congress MLAs.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, state home minister and principal secretary of health

After the meeting, Khedawala also attended a press conference, where other MLAs and health officials were present.

The MLA was admitted to SVP hospital in Gandhinagar. The hospital is dedicated to the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The Chief Minister and others who came in contact with the MLA is likely to go into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure, sources said.

Gujarat has so far reported 650 coronavirus cases with 28 deaths.

PM Modi yesterday announced extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3 to curb the spread of coronavirus.