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Farooq tests positive for COVID-19; Omar goes in self-isolation

Omar said he will 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.

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Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament (MP) Farooq Abdullah has tested positive for COVID-19, weeks after he got first dose of vaccine against the virus in a Srinagar hospital.

This was stated by former chief minister and NC Vice President Omar Abdullah, who has gone into self-isolation. “My father has tested positive for COVID-19 and is showing some symptoms,” Omar Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

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Omar said he will 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.

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases during the last couple of week. The Union Territory recorded over 200 new cases of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infected people to over 1.3 lakh.

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