Varavara Rao

Bhima Koregaon violence accused Varavara Rao tests Covid positive.Twitter

Poet-writer Varavara Rao who is currently behind the bars in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence has tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, July 16.

The activist was admitted to JJ Hospital on Monday after he complained of dizziness. JJ Hospital Dean Dr Ranjeet Mankeshwar said that he will be shifted to St George Hospital, which has a Covid-19 treatment facility. 

According to reports, the 80-year old, who is lodged in Taloja central jail, his interim plea citing his susceptibility to the deadly virus was rejected by the special court.

(This is a breaking story. More details awaited)