Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently admitted in Army’s Research and referral hospital in New Delhi.
Taking to twitter on Monday afternoon, former President Pranab Mukherjee said that he is on a visit to hospital for a separate procedure and that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He further urged people who came in his contact over the last week to self isolate themselves and also get tested.
Ever since the announcement, wishes have poured in for the speedy recovery of the former President and seasoned politicians from various quarters.
The official Twitter handle of the current President of India informed that the current President Ram Nath Kovind has spoken to Mukherjee’s daughter to check on her father’s health and has shared his best wishes.
President Kovind spoke to @Sharmistha_GK and inquired about the health of her father, the former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee who is hospitalised after being tested positive for COVID-19. The President wished him a speedy recovery and good health. @CitiznMukherjee
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 10, 2020
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh paid a visit to the former President in the army run hospital.
Visited the Army Hospital (R&R) in New Delhi and met the Doctors to enquire about the health of former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji. I pray for his well being and speedy recovery.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 10, 2020
Apart from Singh, Minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Army General and BJP parliamentarian VK Singh, actor turned politician Ravi Kishan, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Congress leader Ajay Maken also wished the former President on twitter.
We wish for your speedy recovery Pranab Da.
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 10, 2020
Prayers for the quick recovery of ex-President Shri #PranabMukherjee ji and wishing him good health & speedy recovery
— Ravi Kishan (@ravikishann) August 10, 2020
Sir, wishing you a speedy recovery and a long & healthy life.
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) August 10, 2020
Praying for your speedy recovery. Please take care.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) August 10, 2020
. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery Pranab-da! @Sharmistha_GK
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 10, 2020
I am certain that you will fully recover under the advice of our able doctors. I wish you speedy recovery.
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) August 10, 2020
Meanwhile on Monday, India recorded over 21,500 new COVID-19 cases. Whereas the recovery recorded more than 18,000 new recoveries.