New Delhi: At a time when a total of 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country, BJP MP from Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri on Wednesday suggested that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should go through the process of coronavirus quarantine and sample checking to ensure that he is not infected with the disease. Also Read - 'Centre Creating Panic on Coronavirus to Divert Attention From Delhi Violence,' Alleges Mamata Banerjee
Expressing doubt whether the Congress leader was screened at the airport, Bidhuri said Rahul should go for a medical check-up as early as possible. Also Read - Despite All Checks, 28 Positive Cases of Coronavirus in India, Here's How the Virus Spread in India
“Rahul Gandhi recently came from Italy. I don’t know if he was checked at the airport. He should also go through medical check-up to ensure that he is not infected with the deadly virus,” Bidhuri was quoted as saying by IANS. Also Read - Amid Global Coronavirus Scare; Google Cancels IO 2020, Its Biggest Annual Event
He said this after Rahul Gandhi was seen with other Congress leaders at the central hall of parliament earlier in the day. Notably, Rahul Gandhi has returned from Italy and is visiting the riot-hit Northeast Delhi along with other Congress leaders to assess the situation.
Bidhuri also stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has talked about coronavirus as it was a very serious situation with now 28 positive cases in the country.
As per updates, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Italy has reached 1,577. With fresh five deaths, the total toll due to coronavirus in Italy has gone up to 34.
Meanwhile, 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in India after 17 tourists from Italy tested positive for the virus. Till Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in India was only 5.
In the wake of the outbreak of the deadly virus, PM Modi has decided not to attend Holi festival this year. Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also said they would not participate in any Holi celebrations in view of the outbreak.
On the other hand, Kejriwal said a state-level task-force has been constituted in Delhi to tackle the situation.