Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tests positive for Covid-19

Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor said in a Facebook post that his mother and sister also tested positive despite being vaccinated
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Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Tharoor said in a Facebook post that he had to wait for two days for a Covid-19 test and one and half a day to get the results.

“After waiting two days for a test appointment and another day and a half for the results, I finally have confirmation: I’m #Covid positive. Hoping to deal with it in a “positive” frame of mind, with rest, steam and plenty of fluids. My sister and 85 year-old-mother are in the same boat,” he said in a Facebook post.

Tharoor also pointed out that despite his sister and mother getting vaccinated, they tested Covid-19 positive. “Folks should know that my sister has had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine in California and my mother and I took our second Covishield shot on April 8. So we have every reason to hope that though vaccines cannot prevent infection, they will moderate the impact of the Covid virus,” he added.

Tharoor’s Covid-19 positive test comes a day after senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tested positive for Covid. Just after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tested Covid positive, now, Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tested positive. The Congress leader tweeted saying that he had mild symptoms.

He tweeted, "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."

Earlier, on Sunday, Rahul Gandhi had cancelled all his election rallies in West Bengal citing the Covid-19 surge.

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