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Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

All those who've been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe, Rahul tweeted.

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New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for Covid and is isolating at home.  The Congress leader tweeted today that he has mild symptoms.

“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.

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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

Sources close to the Congress MP said he’s still at home, as advised by his doctor. He has reportedly not met with his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the last 12 days. He hasn’t met with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra either in five days, say his aides.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri Rahul Gandhi.”

I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri @RahulGandhi Ji.

Another top Congress leader, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was admitted to hospital yesterday with high fever. The 88-year-old later tested positive for Covid. He has received two doses of Covaxin and was, according to sources, hospitalised as “a matter of precaution”.

Rahul Gandhi was among those who posted his wishes for the Congress leader. “Dear Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji, Wishing you a speedy recovery. India needs your guidance and advice in this difficult time,” he tweeted.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said this morning Dr Singh was stable.  “Followed up on Dr Manmohan Singh Ji’s health with the medical team attending to him at AIIMS, Delhi. His condition is stable. Best possible care is being provided to him. We all pray for his quick recovery,” Harsh Vardhan tweeted.

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