Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for coronavirus

F.P. Report

NEW DELHI: Indian politician Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating at home.

According to a tweet by the Congress lawmaker, he is currently feeling mild symptoms of the virus. He urged all those who had remained in contact with him over the past few days to follow all safety precautions.

“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,” Rahul Gandhi, 50, wrote.

Sources close to the Indian politician said he hasn’t met his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the last 12 days. He also hasn’t met his sister, Priyanka Gandhi.

Following his tweet, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also prayed for his political rival’s recovery. “I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri Rahul Gandhi,” he tweeted.

News of Gandhi testing positive for the virus comes a day after former Indian prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh also tested positive for coronavirus.

Singh was shifted to the trauma centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for monitoring and treatment of the infection.