Farooq Abdullah tests COVID-19 positive again; nothing unusual, says Omar

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National Conference president and incumbent parliamentarian from Srinagar constituency, Dr Farooq Abdullah, who is admitted at SKIMS Soura tested positive for COVID-19 a second time, news agency KNO reported. 

Abdullah had tested positive for the virus on March 30, following which he remained under home isolation for some days. However, on April 3 he was shifted to SKIMS Soura for “better monitoring”. 

Farooq’s son and NC vice president, Omar Abdullah however said that there was nothing unusual about the development.

“This is nothing unusual. COVID patients often test positive for quite a few days as the viral load reduces. The important thing is he is responding well to treatment & does not require any supplementary oxygen support,” Omar wrote on Twitter in reaction to Farooq testing positive for the virus a second time.