Sanjay Jha appealed to the citizens to not "underestimate" the risk of transmission, asserting that all are equally vulnerable.
Senior Congress leader and national spokesperson Sanjay Jha has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
In a post on Twitter, Jha said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He said that he was asymptomatic and hence he is under home quarantine for the next 10 to 12 days.
Asymptomatic patients are those who contract the virus but do not exhibit any symptoms. Yet, they are carriers of the virus.
I have tested positive for Covid_19 . As I am asymptomatic I am in home quarantine for the next 10-12 days. Please don’t underestimate transmission risks, we are all vulnerable.
Do take care all.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 22, 2020
The news of Jha's illness comes at a time when state governments are easing the restrictions of the coronavirus-induced lockdown in order to revive the economy.