Farooq Tests Covid-19 Negative, Omar Has Contradictory Reports

SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah have tested negative for the covid-19, official sources.

They said that the results of both came out to be negative on RT-PCR.

Omar, who is vice president of NC and former Chief Minister of J&K, had tested positive for Covid-19 some days after his father Farooq Abdullah caught the virus.

In a tweet on April 9, Omar had said, “For a year I did my best to dodge this damn virus but it’s finally caught up with me. I tested positive for Covid19 this afternoon. I’m completely asymptotic. Based on medical advice I’m self-isolating at home & monitoring my parameters like oxygen saturation levels etc (sic)”.

Omar had tested positive two days after his father Farooq Abdullah was discharged from SKIMS Soura on April 7. Farooq was admitted to SKIMS for five days as a precautionary measure after testing positive for Covid-19.

However, Omar got two different reports for two different tests. “It’s a big relief for all of us at home that my father finally tested negative for COVID-19. In my case I’ve had two contradictory results with one test coming back negative & another positive. To be on the safe side I’ll continue to self-isolate & will test again next week.

Farooq, who is currently member parliament from Srinagar, was discharged despite his second test coming positive as doctors were of the opinion that he could recover at home since all his parameters were fine. (GNS)


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