Corona Update: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tests positive, taken to AIIMS

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tested positive for coronavirus today and has been admitted to AIIMS at 5pm today.

AIIMS said in its statement that Manmohan Singh has been admitted to the Trauma Center.

The 89-year-old has mild symptoms. He has been vaccinated with both doses of coronavirus. However, sources said, hospitalisation was needed because of old and co-morbidities. The former PM had undergone a bypass surgery in 2009.

Many leaders, including Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, Youth Congress President Srinivas BV and Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, prayed for former Prime minister’s speedy recovery.

Meanwhile,  India reported 273,810 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases on Monday, the highest single-day spike so far since the pandemic broke out, according to MoHFW. With this, India’s Covid tally has shot up to 15,061,919 cases. India also reported the highest-ever single-day spike in Covid-related deaths with 1,625 fatalities. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 178,793.

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