Mumbai mayor tests COVID-19 positive

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MUMBAI, INDIA NOVEMBER 22: Kishori Pednekar, newly elected Mayor of Mumbai at BMC headquarter, on November 22, 2019 in Mumbai, India. Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar, 56, was formally elected the citys 77th Mayor on Friday morning. Pednekar is a three-time corporator from Lower Parel in South Mumbai. Suhas Wadkar, also from the Sena, was elected deputy mayor of Mumbai. Pednekar started her term with appeals to the people of Mumbai to save water and to municipal officials to focus on pothole-free roads. She also urged Mumbaiites to increase use of BEST buses to reduce congestion on roads and reduce pollution. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA NOVEMBER 22: Kishori Pednekar, newly elected Mayor of Mumbai at BMC headquarter, on November 22, 2019 in Mumbai, India. Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar, 56, was formally elected the citys 77th Mayor on Friday morning. Pednekar is a three-time corporator from Lower Parel in South Mumbai. Suhas Wadkar, also from the Sena, was elected deputy mayor of Mumbai. Pednekar started her term with appeals to the people of Mumbai to save water and to municipal officials to focus on pothole-free roads. She also urged Mumbaiites to increase use of BEST buses to reduce congestion on roads and reduce pollution. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has tested positive for COVID-19, the mayor said in a tweet on Thursday.

Her rapid antigen test came positive while she claimed herself to be asymptomatic.

“As I don’t have any symptoms, I have home quarantined myself as per the doctors’ advice,” the mayor said, appealing to people to take necessary precautions, who came in contact with her.

India’s financial capital is the second worst-hit city by the virus after Delhi, with 7,982 deaths and a total of 160,744 cases, of which 25,659 are currently active.

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