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Ashok Chavan Successfully Fights Covid-19, Discharged Today

The senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister was tested positive for Covid-19, although asymptomatic, on May 24 at his native place Nanded. 

Mumbai| Former CM of Maharashtra and current PWD Minister Ashok Chavan has been cured and discharged from hospital, a party official informed on Thursday. Chavan was infected with Covid-19 last month and was admitted here.

The senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister was tested positive for Covid-19, although asymptomatic, on May 24 at his native place Nanded and was shifted to Mumbai in a private hospital after a day.

Chavan was given discharge on Thursday afternoon after completing the treatment. Although, he will stay in home quarantine according to the treatment protocols.

Chavan was the second cabinet minister from Maharashtra cabinet, after housing minister Jitendra Awhad, to have tested positive for the infectious coronavirus. Chavan testing positive for Covid-19 had sent shockwaves across the political circuit in Maharashtra and ruling  Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress alliance government.

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Jitendra Awhad initially spent significant time in home quarantine, but later was shifted to a hospital for full treatment. After he was cured and discharged, he continued to follow home quarantine. Awhad resumed his ministerial responsibilities late in May.

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