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Jailed Poet-activist Varavara Rao Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Varavara Rao, 80-year-old, was shifted to the government-run hospital in south Mumbai after he complained of giddiness. Rao took a Covid test and he tested positive.

Jailed Poet-activist Varavara Rao Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Writer-activist Varavara Rao | File Photo
Jailed Poet-activist Varavara Rao Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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2020-07-16T19:19:35+05:30

Jailed poet and activist Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has tested positive for COVID-19, a hospital official said on Thursday.

The 80-year-old, lodged in the Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai under judicial custody, was admitted to the state-run JJ Hospital here earlier this week.

According to Dr Ranjeet Mankeshwar, dean of JJ Hospital, Rao's medical report came on Thursday and he was found to be coronavirus positive.

"His treatment is going on," Mankeshwar said.

Rao was shifted to the government-run hospital in south Mumbai after he complained of giddiness. 

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