New Delhi: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has gone into self-isolation, awaiting a COVID-19 test result, after revealing that someone at his home has contracted the virus.
The World Cup-winning former batsman is currently a Lok Sabha MP from East Delhi.
"Due to a case at home, I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result. Urge everyone to follow all guidelines & not take this lightly. Stay safe!"," Gambhir tweeted.
Due to a case at home, I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result. Urge everyone to follow all guidelines & not take this lightly. Stay safe!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 6, 2020
The 39-year-old represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20 Internationals.
He made his foray into politics ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 by joining the Bhartiya Janata Party.
Delhi recorded over 6,700 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the infection tally in the city to over 4.16 lakh with 66 more fatalities, the highest in around four months.
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The spurt in Delhi's COVID-19 cases began on 28 Oct, when the daily spike breached the 5,000-mark for the first time. On 11 Nov, it crossed the 8,000-mark
Party members will be deputed as observers in all 270 blocks to collect recommendations for the presidents of party's block units, Delhi Congress chief Amit Chaudhary said
At least five persons died due to COVID-19 every hour on an average in Delhi on Sunday, while the country reported an average of 21 deaths per hour in this period