Rahul Gandhi tests COVID-19 positive after experiencing mild symptoms
Sharing the news on Twitter, Rahul urged those who came in contact with him in the last few days, to follow required safety protocols
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms.
"After experiencing mild symptoms, I've just tested positive for COVID," the 50-year-old posted on Twitter.
"All those who've been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe," he wrote.
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him a speedy recovery:
I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri @RahulGandhi Ji.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 20, 2021
Messages for his early recovery poured in from various quarters, with former Union minister P Chidambaram saying he was deeply concerned.
Learned that Mr Rahul Gandhi has tested positive and has isolated himself. Deeply concerned. I wish him a full and speedy recovery
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) April 20, 2021
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "Wishing you a speedy recovery Rahul Gandhi ji. In these challenging times, the nation needs your leadership more then ever."
A number of Congress leaders including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma have tested positive for COVID-9.
Singh is admitted to AIIMS in Delhi.
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