Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tested positive for Covid and is isolating at home. He tweeted today that he has mild symptoms.
"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 wrote.
Sources close to the Congress MP said he's still at home, as advised by his doctor. 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, say his aides.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri Rahul Gandhi."
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".