New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus and asked his contacts to self-isolate and get tested for the virus.
"On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for Covid-19 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," the former President said in a tweet.
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
Soon after veteran Congress leader Mukherjee shared the news, wishes for his speedy recovery started pouring in.
Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party leader Ramvilas Paswan tweeted, "I am worried about the news of former President Pranab Mukherjee ji testing positive for Covid-19. I pray to God for your speedy recovery."
पूर्व राष्ट्रपति श्री प्रणब मुखर्जी जी के कोरोना संक्रमित होने की खबर से चिंतित हूं। जल्द से जल्द आप पूर्ण स्वस्थ हों ईश्वर से यही प्रार्थना करता हूं। @CitiznMukherjee
— Ram Vilas Paswan (@irvpaswan) August 10, 2020
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, and several other leaders also wished for the speedy recovery of Mukherjee.
We wish for your speedy recovery Pranab Da.
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) 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 health https://t.co/56TESwSUJs
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) August 10, 2020
Concerned to hear about Former President Pranab Mukherjee Da testing positive for #COVID19. My prayers are with him & his family during this time and I wish him a speedy recovery. https://t.co/KbAvxqi7Oz
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 10, 2020
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 10, 2020
Prayers for Your early recovery 🙏🙏 https://t.co/xwYnSGy3H3
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) August 10, 2020
The news of the former President testing positive for Covid-19 comes on a day when India reported a spike of 62,064 fresh cases on Monday taking the total tally to 2,215,074. With more than 1,000 fatalities in the last 24 hours, 44,386 people have now lost their lives in the fight against the deadly virus in India.