Rahul Gandhi, Jitendra Singh test positive for COVID-19
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms.
“After experiencing mild symptoms, I’ve just tested positive for COVID,” the 50-year-old posted on Twitter.
“All those who’ve been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe,” he wrote.
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.
Messages for his early recovery poured in from various quarters, with former Union minister P Chidambaram saying he was deeply concerned.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Wishing you a speedy recovery Rahul Gandhi ji. In these challenging times, the nation needs your leadership more then ever.”
A number of Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma, have tested positive for COVID-9 and are admitted in hospitals.
Singh is admitted in AIIMS in Delhi.
Meanwhile, Union minister Jitendra Singh also said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and asked all those who came in contact with him to get themselves screened.
“I have today tested #COVID positive with symptoms. Please get yourself screened if you were in my contact recently and take care,” he tweeted.
Singh, who holds multiple portfolios, including Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, is also the Lok Sabha member from Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur constituency.