Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for Covid

PM Modi wishes Congress leader quick recovery

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for Covid

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. File photo

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, April 20

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated himself.

Announcing his status on Twitter, Gandhi said, “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.”

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Gandhi recently cancelled his Bengal poll rallies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, wished the Congress leader a speedy recovery from coronavirus.

"I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri Rahul Gandhi Ji," Modi tweeted. 

Several Congress leaders are down with COVID, including former PM Manmohan Singh, now stable at AIIMS; Anand Sharma and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda admitted to Medanta and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh.

Earlier, the Congress leader hit out at the government over its vaccine policy, alleging it is discriminatory and that there is no vaccine guarantee for the weaker sections.

He also said that there will be no free vaccines for those between the age of 18 and 45 years.

“No free vaccines for 18-45 yr olds. Middlemen brought in without price controls. No vaccine guarantee for weaker sections. GOI’s Vaccine Discrimination- Not Distribution- Strategy,” he said in a tweet.

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