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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

By Priyanka Verma 
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for Covid. The Congress leader tweeted that he had mild symptoms.

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“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.

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday Morning attacked the Centre yet again, this time calling its vaccine strategy one of “discrimination, not distribution”.

Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader talked about the government’s decision to expand the vaccination drive to all adults in the country, saying that the vaccines won’t be free for those between 18 and 45 years of age, and there is no vaccine guarantee for the weaker sections.

He tweeted, “No free vaccine for 18-45 years old. Middlemen brought in without price control. No vaccine guarantee for weaker section. GOI’s discrimination-not distribution- Strategy!”

Gandhi’s attack comes a day after the Centre announced the “liberalised and accelerated phase 3 strategy” of Covid-19 vaccination that will come into force on May 1 and will allow the entire adult population to get vaccinated.

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Gandhi has been consistently critical of the government’s vaccination strategy. On Saturday, the Congress leader had alleged that the “government’s arrogance and suppression of truth is killing people”. He suggested that a clear vaccine strategy and income support are needed o contain the damage caused by the virus.

Another top Congress leader, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was admitted to hospital yesterday with high fever. The 88-year-old later tested positive for Covid. He has received two doses of Covaxin and was, according to sources, hospitalised as “a matter of precaution”.

Rahul Gandhi was among those who posted his wishes for the Congress leader. “Dear Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji, Wishing you a speedy recovery. India needs your guidance and advice in this difficult time,” he tweeted.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said this morning Dr Singh was stable. “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,” Harsh Vardhan tweeted.

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