Rahul took to Twitter to share that he has mild symptoms

Rahul Gandhi addressing an event
news Coronavirus Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 15:18

Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for coronavirus. He took to Twitter on Tuesday to share that he is experiencing 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," he tweeted. 

Rahul Gandhi had recently said he will be suspending his upcoming rallies in poll-bound West Bengal owing to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. “In view of the Covid situation, I am suspending all my public rallies in West Bengal. I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances,” Rahul Gandhi had tweeted on Sunday. 

Rahul Gandhi earlier in the day 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. The government on Monday announced that all adults will be eligible for COVID vaccination from May 1 while private hospitals and states will be able to buy doses directly from manufacturers. Under the third phase of the vaccination drive commencing next month, the vaccine manufacturers would be free to supply 50 percent doses to state governments and in the open market for which they will have to make an advance declaration of the price before May 1, according to an official statement.

Earlier on Tuesday, Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma also tested positive for coronavirus, and has been shifted to a private hospital in Gurgaon, PTI reported. The 68-year-old Congress leader, who was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Delhi late last night, tested positive for the infection Tuesday and has now been moved to the Medanta Hospital, sources close to him said. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He has been admitted to the AIIMS Delhi. Congress leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Randeep Surjewala, who also tested positive, are being treated at the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.


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