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Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Tests Positive For Covid-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The MP from Wayanad tweeted that he had mild symptoms. 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The MP from Wayanad tweeted that he had 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,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.

This comes a few days after the Congress leader, in the wake of the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, had canceled all his public rallies in poll-bound West Bengal. The leader had also urged other political leaders to think about the consequences of holding large public rallies.

“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,” Mr Gandhi had tweeted.

Earlier on Sunday, Former Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh had tested positive for the coronavirus. Following the detection, he was admitted to AIIMS Delhi. Dr Singh, a day ago had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi advising him to ramp up the vaccination.

India has been grappling with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the health infrastructure burdened with the overwhelming amount of people testing positive for the virus and getting admitted for the treatment.

In a deadliest day of the pandemic so far, India registered 1,761 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours, with 2.59 lakh new cases. Amid the worrying surge in cases due to the second wave of the pandemic, the total caseload in India now stands at 1.53 crore.

For last 6 straight days, India has been recording over 2 lakh cases of infections. In the total number of cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic, India is second only to the United States.

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