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On Tuesday 20 April Congress leader Rahul Gandhi 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.

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.

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.


The news came after he cancelled his public rallies for the Bengal Elections amid a surge in the Covid-19 cases across India. He had also criticized the political parties continuing to rally even with a rapid increase in the number of cases. Over the last few days, various other politicians, including, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, have tested positive for the virus.

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.