PM wishes him speedy recovery, Omar thanks Modi
Srinagar: Four weeks after getting COVID-19 vaccine jab, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah tested positive for the virus, his son Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday.
“My father has tested positive for COVID-19 & 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, National Conference vice president and former Chief Minister of J&K, said in a tweet.
Farooq Abdullah, 85, was given the first dose of the vaccine at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura on March 2.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while replying to his tweet, wished Farooq Abdullah, a speedy recovery.
“Praying for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr. Farooq Abdullah Ji. Also praying for your and the entire family’s good health @OmarAbdullah,” he tweeted.
Omar promptly replied to him, saying, “My father and the rest of the family join me in thanking you for your wishes and prayers @narendramodi ji.”
Former chief ministers N Chandrababu Naidu and Mehbooba Mufti, among others, also wished for Farooq Abdullah’s speedy recovery.
Mehbooba replying to Omar Abdullah’s tweet said, “Very sorry to hear that. Hope he (Farooq Abdullah) recovers soon.”
“Saddened to learn about Farooq Abdullah Ji testing positive for COVID-19. I wish him speedy recovery and the best of health,” Naidu said.
People’s Conference leader Sajad Lone wished a speedy recovery for Farooq Abdullah. “Wishing Dr Farooq Sahib a speedy recovery in his fight against COVID,” he tweeted.
Omar goes into self-isolation
After his father Dr Farooq Abdullah tested positive for COVID-19, NC vice-president Omar Abdullah said he would be self-isolating along with other family members until they get tested. “I request anyone who has come in to contact with us over the last few days to take all the mandated precautions,” he added.
Meanwhile, sources said that Omar Abdullah, who was scheduled to attend a rally in central Kashmir district of Budgam on Tuesday, has cancelled his programme.
Earlier this month, Farooq Abdullah had taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar.