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Pranab Mukherjee says he has tested positive for Covid-19.

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee tweeted that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

On August 10, Pranab Mukherjee tweeted that during a routine check-up, he tested positive for Covid-19. He urged everyone who came in contact with him last week to get tested and isolate themselves.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 22 lakh people in India. Other top politicians in the country, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Congress leader Siddaramaiah, have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last few weeks.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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