Apr 19, 2021

Fmr. Indian PM tests positive for COVID-19

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19.

“Wishing our former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh ji good health and a speedy recovery,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A source close to 88-year-old Dr Singh informed The Hindu that he has been admitted to the AIIMS trauma centre for monitoring and further treatment and his condition is reported to be stable. He had taken both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The former Prime Minister, who had been having a mild fever since Sunday night, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning.

As the news of his hospitalisation spread, messages for his speedy recovery poured in on social media platforms.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Wishing you a speedy recovery. India needs your guidance and advice in this difficult time”.

Former union minister P Chidambaram, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Chief Ministers Ashok Gehlot, Amarinder Singh and Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah were among several leaders who expressed prayed for an early recovery of Dr Singh.

“My prayers are with Manmohan Singh ji and his family today, and my deepest respect. May he fight this scourge with all his might and get well soon,” Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Twitter.