Priyanka Gandhi COVID test negative, so why has the politician suspended her election campaign? On Friday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had to cancel her scheduled campaigning in Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala for the next three days. The news came after her husband revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus on April 2. Priyanka Gandhi's COVID-19 tests have however come back negative.
हाल में कोरोना संक्रमण के संपर्क में आने के चलते मुझे अपना असम दौरा रद्द करना पड़ रहा है। मेरी कल की रिपोर्ट नेगेटिव आई है मगर डॉक्टरों की सलाह पर मैं अगले कुछ दिनों तक आइसोलेशन में रहूँगी। इस असुविधा के लिए मैं आप सभी से क्षमाप्रार्थी हूँ। मैं कांग्रेस विजय की प्रार्थना करती हूँ pic.twitter.com/B1PlDyR8rc— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) April 2, 2021
Here are five things we know about Gandhi's decision to suspend her election campaign:
1. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is currently in isolation at her Delhi home.
2. On Friday, she posted a video on Twitter, saying that while she has tested negative for the virus, she is under self-isolation on the advice of her doctors, as she had come in contact with someone who tested positive for the disease.
3. "I'd like to apologise to everybody for not being able to be there. I wish all the candidates that I was supposed to campaign for the very, very best in the election. I hope all of you do well and the Congress is victorious," she said in the 41-second video.
4. The Congress Party leader's husband Robert Vadra has tested positive for the virus. "As per the Covid guidelines, Priyanka and I are self-isolating although she has tested negative," he informed in his social media post.
5. Robert Vadra also said that he was asymptomatic and that the rest of the family members have tested negative. “Fortunately the kids have not been with us these days and everyone else at home has tested negative too. Hopefully we will all be back to normal life soon! Thanks for all the messages that have been coming in, it’s really sweet of all of you to send us your best wishes at this time,” he said on Facebook.
On Tuesday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited the home of Aritha Babu, the youngest election candidate of the Congress party. “I am so proud of Aritha and you should be also feeling proud of your daughter as has been facing many struggles in her life,” said Gandhi.