NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tweeted that he has tested positive for Covid-19. He asked people who were in contact with him "to follow all 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", the 50 year old leader wrote.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram wished him speedy recovery: "Learned that Mr Rahul Gandhi has tested positive and has isolated himself. Deeply concerned. I wish him a full and speedy recovery."
Qouting sources close to the Congress MP,an NDTV report says that he's still at home, as advised by his doctor. According to the report he has reportedly not met with his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the last 12 days. He hasn't met with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra either in five days, said the report quoting his aides.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi demanded that the government should transfer money into the accounts of the migrants who are compelled to go back home due to the lockdown and pandemic.
He tweeted in Hindi, "Migrants are again moving back, so this is the responsibility of the Union government to transfer money to their accounts. Will the government, which is blaming the public for the spread of the Covid, take such a public supportive step."
The Congress has questioned the government over the handling of the Covid pandemic. "Where has the money of Covid tax and the PM-CARES fund gone?" asked Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.