Pranab Mukherjee tests corona positive

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee

    New Delhi (NVI): Former President, Pranab Mukherjee, has tested postive for the novel coronavirus today.

    In a tweet he urged all those who have come in contact with him in the last week, to isolate themselves as a precaution 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,” Mukherjee tweeted.

    A number of political leaders in the country have been tested COVID positive in recent times.

    They include Union ministers Amit Shah, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Vishvas Sarang, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, B Sriramulu, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Agriculture Minister BC Patil and Congress’ leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah and Karti Chidambaram among others.

    The outbreak has affected over 22 lakh people in the country so far.

    -CHK