Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Pranab Mukherjee took to Twitter to make the announcement.
He has requested people who were in close contact or had come in contact with him in the past few days to self-isolate. He has also requested them to get themselves tested for COVID-19.
Pranab Mukherjee served as the thirteenth President of India between 2012 and 2017.
Visited hospital for a separate procedure
The former President had visited the hospital for a separate procedure. However, he was tested there for COVID-19 and his test reports came positive.
He tweeted: “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”.
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
Wishes for speedy recovery pour in
Minutes after Pranab Mukherjee posted the tweet, wishes for his speedy recovery poured on social media.
“Please take care sir. We are praying for your speedy recovery and good health @CitiznMukherjee (sic),” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote on Twitter.
“Sir, wishing you a speedy recovery and a long and healthy life,” Ajay Maken, ex-Delhi Congress chief tweeted.
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“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 health,” Union Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted.
“Wishing Former President Shri. Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery from COVID-19 and good health (sic),” Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar wrote.
“A prolific reader, Pranab Mukherjee has authored several books on the Indian Economy and on Nation Building. The many awards and honours conferred on him include India’s second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhusan in 2008, the Best Parliamentarian Award in 1997 and Best Administrator in India Award in 2011,” according to the profile on his official website.
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