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Maharashtra CM’s Wife Rashmi Thackeray Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Rashmi Thackeray tests COVID-19 Positive: Rashmi Thackeray, the wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday night.

The couple’s son, Maharashtra state tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray had also tested positive for the disease on March 20. Rashmi Thackeray is in quarantine at the Chief Minister’s official residence, Varsha.

Rashmi and Uddhav Thackeray took the first dose of coronavirus vaccine at the government-run J J Hospital on March 11. On March 20, their son Aaditya had tested positive for the virus. Informing about the same, the young politician tweeted from his offcial Twitter handle, “On having mild symptoms of COVID, I had myself tested and I am COVID positive. I request everyone who came in contact with me to get themselves tested. I urge everyone to realise that it is extremely important to not let your guard down. Please follow COVID protocols & stay safe.”

Meanwhile, amidst the massive surge in cases in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Tuesday issued an order prohibiting Holi celebrations in public and private spaces. Some reports suggest that the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra may impose another lockdown in Mumbai soon.

In India, persons above 45 years of age will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine from April 1, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Tuesday.

“On 17th March CM Uddhav Thackeray ji requested the Centre in the PM- CMs’ VC to open up the vaccination drive to everyone above 45 years old. Today the Union Health Ministry has opened it up to everyone above 45. Such coordination is welcome and indeed healthy for the nation,” Aaditya Thackeray wrote on Twitter.

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