PM Imran Khan hopes former Indian premier recovers from COVID-19 quickly

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Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) and former Indian premier Manmohan Singh. — AFP/File

Prime Minister Imran Khan has prolonged heat needs and hoped the previous Indian premier Manmohan Singh recovers quickly from coronavirus.

The former premier had examined optimistic for coronavirus yesterday and was admitted to the trauma centre of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi, Indian media reported.

“Wishing ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh a speedy recovery from Covid 19,” the premier mentioned in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Indian politician Rahul Gandhi has additionally examined optimistic for coronavirus and is isolating at home.

According to a tweet by the Congress lawmaker, he’s at the moment feeling delicate signs of the virus. He urged all those that had remained involved with him over the previous few days to comply with all security precautions.

“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,” Rahul Gandhi, 50, wrote.

India locks capital to battle COVID-19

Yesterday, India locked down its capital New Delhi for every week searching for to regulate a raging coronavirus outbreak.

India remains to be going through skyrocketing infections, with hospitals working out of beds and the federal government pressured to reimpose economically painful restrictions.

The capital New Delhi braced for a recent lockdown as officers scrambled to get surging instances underneath management.

“Delhi’s health system is at a tipping point. The COVID-19 situation is pretty critical,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned.

“If we don’t impose a lockdown now, we will be looking at a bigger disaster.”

Tens of hundreds of migrant employees tried to flee the restrictions, fuelling fears they might unfold the virus to their rural hometowns

The Delhi lockdown got here after the huge nation of 1.three billion reported a report excessive of 273,810 infections on Monday — the fifth consecutive day topping 200,000 instances.

India has the world’s second-highest caseload with greater than 15 million recognized infections.

The authorities mentioned Monday it could make COVID-19 vaccines accessible to all adults within the nation from May 1, in a bid to beat again infections.

The hovering instances pressured British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cancel a deliberate go to to the nation this month, and Britain mentioned Monday it could add India to its travel “red list”, banning all arrivals from India aside from UK or Irish nationals.

— Additional enter from AFP