New Delhi: Former President of India Dr Pranab Mukherjee on Monday tested positive for coronavirus. Also Read - IPL 2020, Match 4 Preview: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings

“On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 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,” Mukherjee tweeted. Also Read - Iodine Solution, Most Effective Way to Completely Inactivate Novel Coronavirus, Says Study

Dr Pranab Mukherjee, who was the President from 2012 to 2017, urged every person who came in contact with him to get themselves tested.

Following his tweet, well-wishes started pouring in from the political circle.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Please take care sir. We are praying for your speedy recovery and good health @CitiznMukherjee.”

Meanwhile, Union Minister Piyush Goyal wrote, “I pray for the well being and speedy recovery of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I am confident he will be successful in recovering from the virus quickly. Wishing him strength and good health.”

Many political leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Congress leader Siddaramaiah, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and others had also tested positive for the deadly viral infection.