Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad tests positive for Covid-19, goes into home quarantine

Updated on Oct 16, 2020 04:19 PM IST

Azad is among the 20 star campaigners of the party for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Azad confirmed on Twitter that he has contracted the viral disease and also requested people who came in contact with him in the last few days to follow Covid-19 safety protocol.

Azad is among the 20 star campaigners of the party for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.

The 71-year-old Congress leader is the fourth senior party member to have tested positive for Covid-19. Earlier senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vora and Abhishek Singhvi had tested positive for Covid-19.While Singhvi – who had confirmed that he was largely asymptomatic – has recovered, other leaders are still under treatment.

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