Jitendra Singh, Rahul test +ve

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/21/2021 11:58:02 AM Front Page

Jammu: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joined the list of the country’s leaders who have contracted the COVID-19 virus.

Confirming it on Twitter, Singh said “I have today tested COVID positive with symptoms. Please get yourself screened if you were in my contact recently and take care.”

“After experiencing mild symptoms, I have just tested positive for COVID. All those who have been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

Over the last few days amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic being witnessed in the country, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rejiju, Chief Ministers of Telangana – K Chandrasekhar Rao, and Uttar Pradesh – Yogi Adityanath, and many others have tested positive.

India reported 2,59,170 new COVID-19 infections and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. This has taken the total number of positive cases in the country to 1,53,21,089.

There are currently 20,31,977 active cases in the country as of Tuesday.

As many as 1,54,761 people recovered from the virus. With this, the total number of recoveries reached 1,31,08,582 in India.

The death toll has reached 1,80,530 with additional 1,761 fatalities.

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