Vastavam web: Former India President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. Taking to Twitter, Pranab said,”On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID-19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19.” Soon after the veteran Congress leader shared the news, wishes for his speedy recovery started pouring in. Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party leader Ramvilas Paswan tweeted, “I am worried about the news of former President Pranab Mukherjee ji testing positive for Covid-19. I pray to God for your speedy recovery.” Former Union minister Milind Deora, Delhi Congress chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar and several other leaders also wished for the speedy recovery of Mukherjee.
More than 22 lakh people in India have contracted the infection with 62,064 new cases on Monday. Out of the total cases, 15,35,744 persons were recovered. At present, there are 6,34,945 active cases in the country. As many as 1,007 deaths were reported in a single day pushing the total fatalities to 44,386. As per the World Health Organization, India has been recording more coronavirus cases in a single day than the United States or Brazil for the past four days.