Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19
"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.
According to a media report, he was advised by his doctors to remain at home. He has not been in touch with his mother Sonia Gandhi from past 12 days. He hasn't met with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra either in five days, say his aides.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted his well wishes to Rahul Gandhi. "I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri Rahul Gandhi."
Yesterday, former PM Dr Manmohan Singh had tested positive for coronavirus and was shifted to AIIMS on doctors' advice. He tested positive for coronavirus days after he was administered both doses of COVID 19. He was given first vaccine on March 4 and the second vaccine on April 3. According to the news report, he has been shifted as a matter of precaution.
Rahul Gandhi on Sunday cancelled all his rallies in West Bengal citing coronavirus spread and had urged others to do the same.
"In view of the COVID situation, I am suspending all my public rallies in West Bengal. I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances," he said on Twitter.