Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon after he showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Sambit Patra
BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra.IANS

According to hospital sources, Patra has been admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon, on Thursday, May 28.

The BJP spokesperson, who is one of the most visible party faces on television, has shown symptoms of the deadly virus.

Patra is also very active on social media and posted several tweets on Thursday as well.

Wishes pour in for Patra's recovery

  • BJP MLA Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga tweeted: "Get well soon @sambitswaraj Bhai. #DefeatCorona"
  • Kamaal R Khan aka KRK tweeted: "Sir @sambitswaraj get well soon! You are the best spokesperson in #BJP!"
  • BJP MP Parvesh Verma said, "Wishing you speedy recovery @sambitswaraj #defeatcorona."

Covid-19 India wrap up

Coronavirus contagion spreads by 'just talking'
Coronavirus contagion spreads by 'just talking'.

Meanwhile, India has reported over 6,500 fresh novel coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. This is the seventh straight day that more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported. 

This includes 194 new fatalities. The total number of Covid-19 cases is now 1,58,333, the total number of deaths is 4,531 and the number of people who have recovered is 67,692, according to data from the Union Health Ministry this morning.