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BJP demands Rahul Gandhi must undergo coronavirus test after his recent Italy visit

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 March 2020, 15:13 IST

A BJP MP in parliament on Thursday stated that Rahul Gandhi must get tested for coronavirus as he just returned from Italy and may end up spreading it.

Ramesh Bidhuri, a BJP MP from Delhi, stated in Lok Sabha that ‘many people from Italy’ had tested positive for the coronavirus. The MP had made similar remark yesterday following Rahul Gandhi’s visit to violence hit northeast Delhi. But in parliament, it was more than a jab at the Congress leader.


"Rahul Gandhi returned from Italy just six days ago, so he should be checked for coronavirus," Mr Bidhuri said in the house.

"MPs who sit with Rahul Gandhi may also catch the virus. Many from Italy have tested positive for coronavirus. He should get himself tested and inform parliament," said the BJP leader.

Earlier in the parliament, a member from Maharashtra had asked question wearing a mask.

Bidhuri had earlier attacked the Congress MP saying he was visiting the riot hit areas without taking virus precautions.

"Precautions must be taken...first you misguided people (on CAA)... your mother said people should be either this side or the other...first you instigate violence, than you go to show solidarity...before going there, I want to ask, you have come from Italy just six days back, have you taken screening test at the airport? Did you take precautions or you want to spread it (Coronavirus)?" Mr Bidhuri told news agency ANI.

79 people have lost their lives because of the coronavirus in Italy, with more than 2,500 confirmed cases since the outbreak. 29 cases of coronavirus have been detected in India out of which 16 are Italian tourists.

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First published: 5 March 2020, 13:35 IST
 
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