Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted this afternoon that he has tested positive for coronavirus, requesting people who have come in contact to self-isolate.
Mukherjee said he found out about his positive status when he went for a routine check up.
“On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” tweeted Mukherjee.
As news spread, leaders, cutting across party lines,wished Mukherjee a quick recovery.
We wish former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery from Covid.@CitiznMukherjee
— Congress (@INCIndia)August 10, 2020
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal)August 10, 2020
I pray for the well being and speedy recovery of Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
I am confident he will be successful in recovering from the virus quickly. Wishing him strength and good healthhttps://t.co/56TESwSUJs
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal)August 10, 2020
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis)August 10, 2020
The former President, 84, had cancelled all his engagements and stopped going out for public functions the last few months. In the wake of raging coronavirus epidemic, the government had asked all senior citizens (above the age of 65) to stay at home.
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