Former President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for COVID-19.
Taking to Twitter, Mukherjee said that he was tested positive while visiting a hospital for a separate procedure. He advised all the people who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested.
“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,” Mukherjee tweeted.
Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th president of India between 2012 and 2017.
Over 62,000 fresh coronavirus cases have been recorded in India in the last 24 hours. The spike has taken India’s overall recorded COVID-19 case tally to 22, 15,075. India has also recorded over 1,000 deaths in 24 hours taking the death toll countrywide to 44,386.