Rahul Gandhi Tests COVID +Ve; PM Modi, Others Send Wishes

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, 20 April, tweeted that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The leader tweeted, "After experiencing mild symptoms, I’ve just tested positive for COVID."

The former congress president went on to urge all those who’ve been in contact with him to follow safety protocols and stay safe.

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Reacting to the development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished for the Opposition leader's speedy recovery on Twitter.

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This comes after veteran congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tested positive for the virus on Monday and was admitted to AIIMS Delhi.

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Congress members Randeep Singh Surjewala, KC Venugopal as well as other state leaders including Amarinder Singh and Tej Pratap Yadav also sent wishes to the Wayanad MP.

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Rahul Gandhi had announced the suspension of all his elections rallies in the poll-bound West Bengal on Sunday, as the country battles a ferocious second wave of infections amid the health emergency.

‘I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances,” he had tweeted.

On Tuesday,1,761 Covid deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, the highest one-day tally since the pandemic began, and over 2.59 lakh new cases were reported. This is the second day over 2 lakh cases have been reported in the country.

Meanwhile, the government on Monday had announced that all adults would be eligible for the COVID-19 jab from 1 May.

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