Manmohan Singh tests positive for corona

20 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 88, has tested positive for COVID-19 and been admitted to the Trauma Centre of Delhi’s AIIMS, according to news agency ANI.

The veteran Congress leader, who was administered a Covid test after registering a fever, was admitted at around 5 pm on Monday.

Dr Singh has received his two vaccine doses (of Covaxin) - the first on March 4 and the second on April 3. Sources said he was shifted to hospital as “a matter of precaution”.

AIIMS is expected to issue a more detailed statement soon.

Minutes after news of his admission broke, ‘get well’ messages began pouring in.

“Dear Dr Manmohan Singhji, Wishing you a speedy recovery. India needs your guidance and advice in this difficult time,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

“My prayers are with Manmohan Singh ji and his family today, and my deepest respect.