Union minister, who claimed pappad cured COVID-19, tests coronavirus positive

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Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The minister of state for heavy industries and parliamentary affairs said, after developing COVID-19 symptoms, he was tested twice and found positive in the second report. However, the BJP MP from Bikaner said his health is fine.

“After developing symptoms of COVID-19 I had undergone test and was found positive in the second report. On the advice of doctors, I got admitted to AIIMS and I request all those who came in contact with me to take care of their health,” he said.

Meghwal had earlier come under fire after he claimed that the ingredients of a pappad brand 'Bhabhi Ji Papad' helps in formation of antibodies needed to fight COVID-19. “Under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative, a papad manufacturer has come up with this product that will aid the formation of antibodies to fight the coronavirus. This papad will prove useful in the fight against coronavirus,” Meghwal said.

Interestingly, the company manufacturing the pappad is based in Bikaner, Meghwal's constituency. The manufacturer reportedly claimed 'Bhabhi Ji Papad' had immunity-boosting ingredients like Gilloy.

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