Senior Congress leader and party spokesperson Sanjay Jha on Friday tested positive for novel coronavirus.
“I have tested positive for Covid-19. As I am asymptomatic I am in home quarantine for the next 10-12 days. Please don’t underestimate transmission risks, we are all vulnerable. Do take care all,” Jha tweeted.
The senior Congress leader resides in Mumbai and is seen prominently on television debates.
A total of 6,088 new cases, the largest single day spike, and 148 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in India.
The country’s current COVID-19 count stands at 1, 18,447, including 66,330 active cases and 3,583 casualties.
Jha is the third leader from the grand old party to have tested positive for Covid-19.
Maharashtra has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in India with 41,642 cases and 1,454 deaths.
Minutes, after the Congress leader, who is a critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, announced it, hundreds of wishes poured in.
Former party colleague and Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member Priyanka Chaturvedi also took to Twitter and said, “Wish you a speedy recovery, Sanjay. If there’s anything at all that I can help with do let me know.”
Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga also took to Twitter and prayed for Jha’s speedy recovery.