India's main opposition Congress party's leader Rahul Gandhi has contracted coronavirus. The 50-year-old is currently in home isolation in the national capital.
Gandhi, the scion of Nehru-Gandhi family, took to Twitter on Tuesday to inform his party members that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
"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," he wrote.
Quoting unnamed sources, local media reported that fortunately Gandhi has not met his mother Sonia or sister Priyanka in the past one week.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to wish Gandhi a speedy recovery. "I pray for the good health and quick recovery of Lok Sabha MP Shri Rahul Gandhi," he tweeted.
A day before, Gandhi's senior party colleague and former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tested positive for Covid-19. The 88-year-old is currently recuperating at the country's premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
"Dear Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji, Wishing you a speedy recovery. India needs your guidance and advice in this difficult time," Gandhi tweeted Monday.
Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted on Tuesday morning to say that the condition of the former Indian PM "is stable" and that he was being given the best possible care.
"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.