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Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

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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

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Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

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

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