Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes a day after ex Congress veteran and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was also tested positive for the virus and was taken to the AIIMS, New Delhi.
The current opposition leader from Congress took to Twitter today to announce the status of his health and wrote, “After experiencing mild symptoms, I’ve just tested positive for COVID.” In his tweet, Mr. Gandhi also urged everyone who came in contact with him to follow the safety protocols and stay safe.
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 (@RahulGandhi) April 20, 2021
According to NDTV’s sources, the Congress MP is isolating at home as suggested by his doctor. The source also claims that Mr. Gandhi has not met his mother and the current Congress President Sonia Gandhi since last two weeks and hasn’t met his sister Priyanka Gandhi since the past 5 days.
After Mr. Gandhi announced being COVID-19 positive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and said that he prays for his quick recovery.
I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri @RahulGandhi Ji.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 20, 2021
Cancellation of all rallies by Rahul Gandhi in West Bengal
It should be noted that Mr. Gandhi on April 18 had taken to Twitter to announce that his party has cancelled all the election rallies in poll bound West Bengal where the Assembly elections are being held. The Congress leader said that the decision was taken in view of the rising COVID-19 infections. In his tweet he had also appealed to the leaders of other political parties to contemplate about the consequences of holding massive 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,” he wrote.
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.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 18, 2021
Dr. Manmohan Singh’s COVID-19 situation
On Monday, April 19, former Prime Minister and Congress veteran Dr. Manmohan Singh was also rushed to AIIMS, New Delhi. According to the sources, the 88-year-old economy pundit was running high-fever and was taken to hospital. It should be noted that Dr. Singh had already received his two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and was admitted to the hospital as a “matter of precaution”.
“Best possible care is being provided to Manmohan Singh.”: Union Health Minister
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on April 20, 2021 took to Twitter to share Mr. Singh’s condition. Harsh Vardhan in his tweet wrote, “Followed up on Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji’s health with the medical team attending to him at AIIMS, Delhi. His condition is stable. Best possible care is being provided to him. We all pray for his quick recovery.”
Followed up on Dr Manmohan Singh Ji’s health with the medical team attending to him at AIIMS, Delhi. His condition is stable.
Best possible care is being provided to him. We all pray for his quick recovery.
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 20, 2021
Harsh Vardhan’s letter to former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh
Dr. Harsh Vardhan has been part of the news for replying to Dr. Manmohan Singh’s letter to PM Modi on vaccination strategy. On April 18th, 2021, the former PM wrote a letter to the current PM in which the former laid down 5 strategies the Centre can implement to fight against COVID-19. To this letter, Health Minister wrote a letter in which he urged Dr. Manmohan Singh to appeal the leaders of the Congress party to implement the same strategies he suggested.
Taking to Twitter, the Health Minister wrote, “History shall be kinder to you Dr. Manmohan Singh ji if your offer of ‘constructive cooperation’ and valuable advice was followed by your INC India leaders as well in such extraordinary times!
Further, Harsh Vardhan also wrote, “In all humility, a word of advice to you as well, Dr. Manmohan Singh ji! A learned man of your stature could do well to surround himself with better advisors.”
History shall be kinder to you Dr Manmohan Singh ji if your offer of ‘constructive cooperation’ and valuable advice was followed by your @INCIndia leaders as well in such extraordinary times !
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 19, 2021
In all humility, a word of advice to you as well, Dr Manmohan Singh ji !
A learned man of your stature could do well to surround himself with better advisors.
All suggestions given by you have been implemented a week prior to your letter.
PS : There's value in staying updated!
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 19, 2021
#Harshvardhanshouldresign trending on Twitter
The health minister’s letter was considered petty and in a bad taste according to news platforms. Since then, #Harshvardhanshouldresign has also been trending on Twitter.
— Riddhi (@pikachu_peeka) April 20, 2021
Jordan minister Indian Minister
After six deaths. after so many
— K (@madeforbrettLEE) April 19, 2021
One last request harsh ji Please resign
U failed badly in handling covid
— Gurpreet Garry Walia (@_garrywalia) April 19, 2021
While the Health Minister is still at writing letters, we might as well ask him to write one submitting his resignation. #HarshVardhanShouldResign
— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) April 19, 2021
How can a person suggesting coronil for covid treatment be competent enough for manage this health emergency?
The best suited thing right now for him and the country as well is his resignation.#HarshVardhanShouldResign
— Greeshma Shukla🏹🚜 (@GreeshmaShukla) April 19, 2021