Nature doesn’t differentiate between the rich and the poor. Similar is the case with diseases. Hence the leaders are no exception with regard to the pandemic. Many leaders during the year of pandemic i.e., in 2019 experienced the most dreadful and contagious disease of the world,CORONAVIRUS. But, the majority of them have successfully recovered. Here is a concise list of leaders which won over the nefarious disease.
Prince Charles of Wales tested positive for COVID-19 on March 25. Since he reflected mild symptoms for the disease he was tested for the virus. But, he recovered from the disease. His self-isolation ended on 30 March. Subsequently, a video released. In this, the prince promulgated his win over the infection. Also he cited how he is practicing of social distancing. after recovery. He resumed his work from home thereafter.
69 years old Michel Barnier, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator tested positive for the disease on March 19. He tweeted about his health the same day. He closed on a positive note to overcome the pandemic together with all others who have tested positive.
The Deputy Prime Minister of the country Carmen Calvo tested positive for the virus on March 25. Before the test she was previously hospitalized citing respiratory problems.
Also, the country’s equality minister Irene Montero, was the first in cabinet to test positive. for the coronavirus.
The Prime Minister of UK, Boris Johnson tested positive forcorona virus infection on March 27. Since then he was quarantining in his home. But later his health deteriorated. And he shifted to the hospital. He received the intensive care since April 6.
Boris Johnson came out victorious defeating the deadly virus.
But recently, a new strain of coronavirus has emerged in UK. Many countries have suspended their flights from Britain.
Also, Johnson could have been the chief guest on Republic day in India. But due to the new corona virus strain, Johnson deferred his visit in India.
United States former President Donald Trump and his wife tested positive for the disease. Since the virus erupted, the Trump underestimated its strength. Also, he once cited it no more than normal flu.
Since he didn’t paid heed to wearing masks, this news was no surprise.
It is one of the worst-hit country from the coronavirus. And the leaders were no exception. Giorgio Valoti, mayor of Cene, died on March 13 after the infection. Robert Scella too lay on the death-bed due to the disease on March 11 in Varese.
Also, President of the Italian Democratic Party, Nicola Zingaretti also tested positive for the virus.
Amit Shah, the Home Minister, tweeted about his health on August 2, 2020:
“On getting initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request that all those who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done.”
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, CM of Madhya Pradesh, tested positive for the deadly disease. On July 25, 2020 he tweeted about the same. He was facing mild symptoms of the disease.
Jyotiraditya Scindia and his mother both tested positive for the disease on June 9.
Jagat Prakash Nadda
J. P. Nadda president of BJP promulgated via his twitter handle about him catching the virus and the subsequent self-isolation at home:
“On getting the initial symptoms of corona, I got the test done and the report came back positive.”
Anil Vij, Health Minister of Haryana contracted the virus. Interestingly the minister recently receive the first shot of COVAXIN vaccine. The company later clarified, that the vaccine will only prove effective after two shots. And the minister was yet to receive his second shot.
New strain of coronavirus
The recent cases of the new strain of coronavirus are alarmingly disseminating across the world from Britain. Despite the suspension of flights to and fro from the nation, the virus managed to spread its arms acorss the globe. Also, India too has reported the new cases. Amid the vaccine trials, the news is enough to shatter hopes of scientists who diligently worked on the vaccine preparation.
Amidst the vaccine dissemination, one must remember its still a long way to go. Hence one must not forget the practice of social distancing and using masks in public places. The mere introduction of the vaccine won’t immunize all from the same. As stated above, the disease doesn’t differentiate between the rich and poor or the powerful and the weak. Failure to comply with the measures during the pandemic resulted in the leaders contracting the virus. If they are not immune from the disease, no one is. Highlight this point and practice the social distancing norms till the situation normalizes.