Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday informed that he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been advised by the doctors to be admitted to the hospital.
Taking to Twitter, Shah said that he underwent coronavirus test after getting the initial symptoms of the virus. He also appealed to people who have come in contact with him in the last few days to isolate themselves and get tested.
"On getting the initial symptoms of corona, I got the test done and the report has come positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your test done," Shah tweeted.
On Saturday, Shah addressed a webinar 'Lokmanya Tilak: Swaraj to Atmanirbhar Bharat' organized by ICCR Delhi on the 100th death anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak. Photos from the event were shared both by Shah on his Twitter feed, as well as by the ICCR which had organised the event. Shah can be seen in many of the pictures with his mask around his chin, while in others he appears to have opted to forego it completely.
As news of Shah's test broke, many on social media platforms were quick to point out the times when he had skipped the mask.
Meanwhile, Megastar Amitabh Bacchan was discharged from Mumbai's Nanavati hospital on Sunday after he tested negative for coronavirus. Big B was discharged twenty days after seeking treatment at the hospital. However, his son Abhishek will have to wait to get discharged due to his comorbidities.
Now, as Bachchan tested negative and returned home and Shah tested positive, memes and jokes have started pouring in. Netizens said, "Shah in, Bachchan out."
While several are mocking Shah, there were bunch of others wishing for his speedy recovery.
Here's how Twitter reacted;