Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tests positive for Covid-19

Omar Abdullah had received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine two days ago, days after his father was admitted to hospital with Covid-related complications
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah . (ANI)
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah . (ANI)
Published on Apr 09, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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A few days after National conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah, his son and former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah also tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Omar Abdullah made the announcement on social media on Friday afternoon and said he had no symptoms.

“For a year I did my best to dodge this damn virus but it’s finally caught up with me. I tested positive for #COVID-19 this afternoon. I’m completely asymptotic. Based on medical advice I’m self-isolating at home & monitoring my parameters like oxygen saturation levels etc,” Omar Abdullah wrote on twitter.

Omar Abdullah had received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine two days ago.

On Tuesday, Farooq Abdullah was discharged from SKIMS hospital where he had been admitted last week after he developed complications due to Covid-19.

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The octogenarian tested positive for the disease on March 30. He was kept in home isolation initially, but doctors later decided to shift him to a hospital for better medical care. While visiting the veteran NC leader, Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha had instructed doctors to provide him with the best treatment. The L-G had also offered to shift the leader to another facility or hospital for better monitoring and care.

Many leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi had wished Farooq Abdullah a speedy recovery on Twitter.

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