The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for Covid. The Congress leader tweeted that he had mild symptoms.
“After experiencing mild symptoms, I’ve just tested positive for COVID. All those who’ve been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe,” Rahul Gandhi, 50, wrote.
On the other hand, On April 18, the former Congress president suspended his remaining public rallies as part of the West Bengal election campaign, in view of surging COVID-19 cases.
After experiencing mild symptoms, I’ve just tested positive for COVID.
All those who’ve been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 20, 2021
Meanwhile, India is currently witnessing the second wave of novel coronavirus infections. A number of political leaders, among others, have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, including former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
As of April 20, India’s COVID-19 tally stood at 1.53 crore with 2.59 lakh new infections being reported in the previous 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19. She is being treated under home isolation as of now. The chief minister has also isolated himself. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal appealed to people to stay at home during the six-day lockdown in Delhi, which came into effect on Monday night, and said the decision was taken in view of their health and safety.
दिल्ली में आज से लॉकडाउन शुरू हो चुका है। ये फ़ैसला आपके स्वास्थ्य और सुरक्षा के मद्देनज़र लिया गया है। कृपया इसमें सरकार का सहयोग करें, अपने घर पर ही रहें, संक्रमण से बचकर रहें।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2021
As of April 20, India’s COVID-19 tally stood at 1.53 crore with 2.59 lakh new infections being reported in the previous 24 hours. While 1.31 crore patients have recovered, over two lakh cases remain active. The death toll from the pandemic in the country stands at 1.80 lakh.