New Delhi: Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress veteran, on Friday tweeted that he has contracted the novel coronavirus and has been under home quarantine. He also advised those that had are available in contact with him to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19. I’m in-home quarantine. those that came in-tuned with me in the previous few days may kindly follow the protocol,” he wrote.
Earlier, several other senior Congress leaders like Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vora and Abhishek Singhvi had tested positive for COVID-19, press agency PTI reported. While Mr Singhvi has recovered, other leaders are still under treatment.
Several senior politicians across the country have tested positive for the virus within a previous couple of weeks. vice-chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, and Pralhad Patel had tested positive for the virus and had recovered.
Mr. Azad’s party colleague Anand Sharma wished him a speedy recovery.
“Concerned that my friend and LOp in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has tested COVID positive. Wishing him good and early recovery,” he tweeted.
I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am in home quarantine. Those who came in contact with me in last few days may kindly follow the protocol.
— Ghulam Nabi Azad (@ghulamnazad) October 16, 2020
Mr. Azad had spearheaded the Congress attack in parliament against the Centre’s farm laws last month. Amid the Opposition boycott, he had met with President Ram Nath Kovind and demanded he returned the bills.
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