Irani tests positive, India records 43,893 new cases

New Delhi, Oct 28
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said she has tested positive for the coronavirus.
"It is rare for me to search for words while making an announcement; hence here's me keeping it simple - I've tested positive for #COVID and would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest," she wrote.
The 44-year-old actor-turned-politician had been actively campaigning for the Bihar elections, seeking votes for the National Democratic Alliance Government in the State.
India's coronavirus tally neared the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday, registering 43,893 new cases and 508 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country is fast approaching the US in total infections which is the world's worst-affected country with more than 87 lakh cases. A number of public figures including Home Minister Amit Shah, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari tested positive and recovered.   NDTV