Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge examinations favorable for COVID



BRAND-NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Thursday evaluated favorable for COVID-19.

The Congress leader is presently asymptomatic as well as is under residence seclusion.

“He is asymptomatic and is under home isolation. He is fully vaccinated but was not yet eligible for his precaution dose,” his workplace stated in a declaration.

Ravindra Garimella, assistant to Kharge, composed in the declaration, “Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, has tested positive for COVID-19 in a routine RT-PCR test on 12th January 2022.”

“Kharge is asymptomatic and is under home isolation as per guidelines. He is fully vaccinated, but was not yet eligible for his precautionary or booster dose which required a 9-month gap from the date of the second dose of vaccination,” it checked out.

“Five staff members in his Delhi office had tested positive a few days back, including the Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, RS. They are all doing fine and are recovering well under home isolation,” it checked out.

The declaration stated, “Kharge would like to use this opportunity to encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated and especially, senior citizens to take the precautionary dose on a priority as soon as they are eligible. He would also like to urge the Government to look at expanding the population who are eligible to receive the booster dose and reducing the time gap between the 2nd dose and the precautionary dose.”

“Anyone who may have been in contact with Kharge over the last two days is requested to observe their symptoms and get themselves tested as per the ICMR guidelines,” it checked out.

Taking to Twitter also, the Congress leader stated, “I have tested positive for COVID-19 when I took a routine RT-PCR. I am asymptomatic and under home isolation, as advised.”

Earlier, Former Karnataka Chief Minister as well as elderly Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Wednesday night evaluated favorable for COVID-19 as well as is under residence quarantine.

BJP National President JP Nadda, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of State for Defence Ministry Ajay Bhatt likewise evaluated favorable for COVID-19 lately.

India reported 2,47,417 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hrs, the Ministry of Health as well as Family Welfare stated on Thursday.

Today’s fresh COVID-19 instances have to do with 27 percent greater than contrasted to the other day’s numbers. On Wednesday, the nation logged 1,94,720 brand-new COVID-19 instances.