Covid-19 positive former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah hospitalised: Omar Abdullah
- The 85-year-old Farooq Abdullah tested positive weeks after being administered the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 on March 2, and was symptomatic
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who recently tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), was hospitalised in Srinagar for better monitoring, his son Omar Abdullah tweeted on Saturday. "Based on the advice of doctors to enable them to better monitor my father, he has been admitted to hospital in Srinagar," tweeted Omar Abdullah.
The 85-year-old Farooq Abdullah tested positive weeks after being administered the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 on March 2, and was symptomatic, his son tweeted, adding that he would be self-isolating. He also urged anyone who had been in contact with the leader to get tested.
"My father has tested positive for Covid-19 and is showing some symptoms. I will be self-isolating along with other family members until we get ourselves tested. I request anyone who has come in to contact with us over the last few days to take all the mandated precautions," Omar tweeted on xxx.
Farooq Abdullah has a number of health issues and is on immunosuppressants for a kidney transplant, Omar also tweeted that day. “Today my 85 year old father & my mother had their first Covid jab. My father has a number of health issues including being on immunosuppressants for a kidney transplant. If he can get the vaccine, you should as well,” Omar posted on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other leaders reached out to Omar to wish his father a speedy recovery. "Our family remains grateful to everyone for their messages of support and their prayers," Omar tweeted on Saturday.