Bhubaneswar: Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19.
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi has stated that he has tested positive for Covid after experiencing mild symptoms.
He has asked all those who had been in contact with him recently to follow all safety protocols and stay safe.
Former Prime Minister and top Congress leader Manmohan Singh had tested positive for Covid yesterday after he was admitted to AIIMS Delhi with high fever.
Singh has received two doses of Covaxin, according to sources.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi demanded that the government should transfer money into the accounts of the migrants who are compelled to go back home due to the lockdown and pandemic. He tweeted in Hindi, “Migrants are again moving back, so this is the responsibility of the Union government to transfer money to their accounts. Will the government, which is blaming the public for the spread of the Covid, take such a public supportive step.”
Congress has questioned the government over the handling of the Covid pandemic. “Where has the money of Covid tax and the PM-CARES fund gone?” asked Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram wished Gandhi a speedy recovery: “Learned that Mr Rahul Gandhi has tested positive and has isolated himself. Deeply concerned. I wish him a full and speedy recovery.”