Farooq Abdullah hospitalised in Srinagar as precautionary measure days after testing COVID-19 positive

NC leader Omar Abdullah said Farooq has been admitted to a hospital based on the advice of doctors, and 'to enable them to better monitor him'

Press Trust of India April 03, 2021 13:30:03 IST
Farooq Abdullah hospitalised in Srinagar as precautionary measure days after testing COVID-19 positive

File image of Farooq Abdullah. ANI

Srinagar: Veteran politician and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who tested positive for COVID-19 recently, was on Saturday admitted to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

Taking to Twitter, his son Omar Abdullah said Farooq Abdullah has been admitted to hospital in Srinagar based on the advice of doctors "to enable them to better monitor" him.

"Our family remains grateful to everyone for their messages of support and their prayers," he added.

The 85-year-old NC president tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was kept in home-isolation initially, but doctors on Saturday decided to shift him to a hospital for better medical care.

Several leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished him a speedy recovery after news of his testing positive for the disease came to light.

Farooq Abdullah received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 2 March.

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