Srinagar/ New Delhi:
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has tested positive for COVID-19, his son Omar Abdullah tweeted this morning, adding that the family would self-isolate.
“My father has tested positive for COVID-19 & is showing some symptoms. I will be self-isolating along with other family members until we get ourselves tested,” tweeted Omar Abdullah.
The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister added, “I request anyone who has come in to contact with us over the last few days to take all the mandated precautions.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those who wished the veteran quick recovery. “Praying for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr. Farooq Abdullah Ji. Also praying for your and the entire family’s good health,” he tweeted.
Farooq Abdullah, 83, had received his first Covid vaccine shot at the start of this month. He hasn’t received the second dose.
Omar Abdullah had tweeted about the shot on March 2.
“Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at SKIMS, Srinagar. Today my 85-year-old father and my mother had their first COVID jab. My father has a number of health issues including being on immunosuppressants for a kidney transplant. If he can get the vaccine, you should as well,” Omar Abdullah had posted.
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 235 new positive cases, taking the total to 1,30,228. Srinagar district recorded the highest cases – 99.
News Source: NDTV