Sonia Gandhi hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19

New Delhi, Jun 12 (EFE).- Indian opposition leader Sonia Gandhi has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus, sources from her party announced on Sunday.

The head of the Indian National Congress “was admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital today owing to Covid related issues. She is stable and will be kept at the hospital for observation,” the party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala posted on Twitter.

Sonia Gandhi, 75, is the widow of slain former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, the son of former president Indira Gandhi and grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first ruler of India after the country achieved independence in 1947.

The Italian-born politician origin tested positive for Covid-19 over a week ago, just days before a summons from the Directorate of Enforcement for questioning in a money laundering case.

India has been experiencing a significant hike in coronavirus cases. Despite reporting some 10,000 cases on Sunday, it remains well below over 400,000 daily cases registered more than a year ago. EFE


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