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Rahul Gandhi tests positive for Covid-19

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By Eastern Mirror Updated: Apr 20, 2021 6:25 pm
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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses the media during a visit to his parliamentary constituency Wayanad on Tuesday.

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Dimapur, April 20 (EMN): Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he had tested positive for Covid-19 and 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,” Gandhi tweeted on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old Congress leader had earlier in the day demanded that the Centre government take care of the migrants, who are once again moving back home due to the surge in new cases and lockdown, by transferring money to their accounts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him a speedy recovery. “I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri Rahul Gandhi ji,” he tweeted.

Many other politicians, including Congress leader P Chidambaram, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and DMK president MK Stalin have taken to Twitter to express their concern over Rahul Gandhi’s health of and wished him speedy recovery.

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma, who was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi on Monday night, was also tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is also undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at AIIMS in Delhi.

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By Eastern Mirror Updated: Apr 20, 2021 6:25:46 pm