BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hospitalised after coronavirus symptoms

WION Web Team NEW DELHI May 28, 2020, 03.45 PM(IST)

File photo: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. Photograph:( ANI )

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Sambit Patra is admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon, sources said on Thursday.

BJP leader and national spokesperson of the party Sambit Patra has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon after he showed symptoms of COVID-19, sources said.

Sambit Patra is a trained surgeon and has an active social media presence, particularly on Twitter, where he has 4.4 lakh followers.

In recent years, Sambit Patra has become visible as one of the BJP's most outspoken spokespersons on TV news debates.

Last week, Congress leader and spokesperson Sanjay Jha also said that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 and will be under home quarantine for over a week as he is asymptomatic.

(With inputs from PTI)