Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday afternoon said that he has tested positive of coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Pranab Mukherjee who was India’s president from 2012 to 2017 urged people who came in contact with him in the last week to isolate themselves. He also requested them to get tested for COVID-19 as a precaution. India ranks third as the most COVID-19 affected country in the world.
“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. #CitizenMukherjee,” the 84-year-old Congress leader tweeted today.
Take a look at Pranab Mukherjee tweet here:
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. #CitizenMukherjee
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 10, 2020
Several party leaders have been tested positive for coronavirus. They include Union ministers Amit Shah, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Vishvas Sarang, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, B. Sriramulu, Karnataka chief minister, agriculture minister BC Patil and Congress’ leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah, and Karti Chidambaram among others. Political members across the country have wished Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, India has registered a total of 62,064 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), 1,007 new deaths were reported in the country with casualty toll reaching 44,386. The total number of cases in India has reached 2,215000.
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