Sonia Gandhi Being Treated for COVID-Linked Fungal Infection, Says Congress

She was admitted to Shri Ganga Ram Hospital on 12 June following a COVID-19 infection.

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Sonia Gandhi Being Treated for COVID-Linked Fungal Infection, Says Congress

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The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Friday, 17 June, in a statement said that interim Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi is being treated for a fungal infection in her lower respiratory tract and other post-COVID-19 symptoms.

Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Delhi's Ganga Ram Hospital owing to COVID-19-related issues since 12 June.

Friday's statement, signed by Congress General Secretary (Communications) Jairam Ramesh, added that she was admitted to the hospital due to a profuse nose bleed following her COVID-19 infection.


Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, 2 June. The party president, who developed mild fever and some symptoms, had isolated herself and was given requisite medical attention.

The Congress president has a history of asthma and chest infections. She was previously admitted to the hospital in February 2020 due to a stomach infection and was later admitted in July for routine tests.

ED Issued Fresh Summons to Sonia Gandhi Because of COVID-19

The interim Congress party chief is due to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 23 June in connection with the National Herald money laundering case. Sonia Gandhi had asked the agency for three more weeks since she was still COVID-19 positive and, thus, in isolation.

The federal probe agency, on Thursday, 16 June, also issued fresh summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to join the investigation in the National Herald case on 20 June instead of 17 June, accepting his request considering his mother's illness.

Amid questioning by the central probe agency on Monday and Tuesday, he along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, visited Sonia Gandhi at the hospital.

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