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Omar Abdullah tests positive for Covid-19

For a year I did my best to dodge this damn virus, says NC leader in tweet
Omar Abdullah.

Our Bureau, Agencies   |   Srinagar   |   Published 09.04.21, 05:54 PM

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Friday said he has tested positive for Covid-19.

"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," he said in a tweet.


"I am very grateful to everyone reaching out to me here on Twitter to wish me well. I apologise for not replying individually. For the next few days I'm focusing on beating this virus & will be back here after the battle is won," Omar Abdullah added in his tweet.

His father Farooq Abdullah had tested positive for coronavirus on March 30. He was kept in home-isolation initially, but doctors later decided to shift him to a hospital for better medical care.

He was discharged on Wednesday from a Srinagar hospital as doctors were of the opinion that he could recover at home since all his parameters were fine, officials said.

On Thursday, Omar had said his father was responding well to treatment.

"My father has asked me to convey his deep gratitude to all our colleagues for these prayers and all the messages he has been receiving. He is responding well to the treatment and is getting better," he had tweeted.

India registered a record single-day spike of 1,31,968 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, pushing its infection tally to 1,30,60,542, while the death toll increased to 1,67,642 with 780 more fatalities in a day, highest since October 18, the Union Health Ministry data showed.

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