NEW DELHI, Aug 10 - Former President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the Army�s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital here on Monday.
�On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID-19 today,� the 84-year-old said in a tweet.
�I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19,� Mukherjee, who was the President from 2012 to 2017, said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the R&R Hospital and enquired about the former President�s health.
Congress�s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, along with several of his party colleagues, wished Mukherjee, who was a Congress leader for years, a speedy recovery.
�We wish former President Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery from Covid,� the Congress said on its official Twitter handle.
Abhijeet Mukherjee, Congress leader and the former President�s son, tweeted, �I wish my father a speedy recovery! I appeal to all my countrymen to pray for his speedy recovery & good health.�
Several leaders from across the political spectrum also wished Mukherjee an early recovery. � PTI