Former President Pranab Mukherjee this afternoon said that he has tested positive for the coronavirus while on a hospital visit for a separate procedure.
In a tweet, Pranab Mukherjee, who was India’s president between 2012 and 2017, urged all those who has come in contact with him in the last week to isolate themselves as a precaution and get tested for COVID-19. The outbreak has affected over 22 lakh people in the country.
“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 former president tweeted today.