Senior Congress leader and the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad took to Twitter to announce that he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that he has quarantined himself at home. The 71-year-old Congress leader shared the information on Twitter and asked those who came in contact with him in the recent past to follow protocols on self-quarantine and testing.
"I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am in home quarantine. Those who came in contact with me in the last few days may kindly follow the protocol," he said in a tweet.
Earlier, senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vora, RPN Singh and Abhishek Singhvi had tested positive for COVID-19. While Singhvi has recovered, other leaders are still under treatment. In the Rajya Sabha, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu recently recovered from the infection, while many other members had also tested positive during the recently held Monsoon Session of the Parliament.
With a spike of 63,371 new cases and 895 deaths in the 24 hours, India's Covid tally reached 73,70,469 on Friday, as per the data released by the Union Health Ministry. Out of these, 64,53,779 have been discharged, 8,04,528 are currently active while 1,12,161 have lost the battle against the pandemic.