RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tests positive for coronavirus four weeks after taking covid-19 vaccine

Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday has tested positive for Covid-19. “He is admitted to a hospital in Nagpur”, the organisation said.

In a tweet by RSS in Hindi on Friday, it read, “Our Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr. Mohanji Bhagwat ji has tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon. He is currently having common symptoms of coronavirus and has been admitted to the Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur. He is undergoing a general checkup and exercising caution.

Notably, the RSS chief was administered the first dose of covid-19 vaccine on March 7. Along with him, the general secretary of RSS, Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, also received the first jab of vaccine at Nagpur

s National Institute. They both were yet to administered the second dose of vaccine. The two doses of vaccine are generally given 3-4 weeks apart. 

India has been witnessing a steep rise in daily number of cases for over a month now. Maharashtra remains the top contributor with the state accounting for over 50 per cent daily cases of the country alone. 

Maharashtra has been reporting more than 50,000 cases a day for the past few days. On Friday, state health minister Rajesh Tope had said that if daily cases continue to rise with the same rate, Maharashtra will over 1.1 million active cases by April 30. 

This comes amid the weekend lockdown, night curfew and a slew of other restrictions that have been imposed in the since April 5 till the end of the month in a bid to curb the virus surge. 

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