Omar Abdullah receives first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

April 07, 2021 | Updated 1:21 pm

Omar Abdullah receives first jab of COVID-19 vaccine Omar Abdullah (Photo Credit: Omar Abdullah Twitter)

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar on Wednesday.

After his vaccination, Omar Abdullah even  took to Twitter to thank the medical team for their service.

“Got my first dose of the COVID vaccine this morning. It was a smooth and painless affair. I am grateful to everyone at SKIMS, Srinagar for vaccinating me today,” he tweeted.


Previously, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah had tested COVID-19 positive, just weeks after getting the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine after which he was shifted to Delhi AIIMS.

His son Omar Abdullah had announced this news on Twitter and revealed that the NC chief is symptomatic. Meanwhile, India reported 1,15,736 new COVID cases on April 7, as the country broke the 1,00,000 mark once again within a week. On Monday, the numbers had shown a slight dip when 96,982 cases were reported, down from a huge one-day spike of 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases till April 4.

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The tally on Tuesday surpassed the previous high by more than 11,000 cases with 72 hours, sending warning signals to the Centre. The data shows that 59,856 people recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours, a far cry from the number of new infections which has crossed the 1,00,000-mark twice this week.

Another distressing number came from the mortality statistics. As many as 630 people lost their lives to the infection in the last 24 hours, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Wednesday.

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The sudden surge in numbers pushed the country’s total tally to 1,28,01,785 cases till April 6. The total number of recoveries, moderating its pace, stood at 1,17,92,135 cases while active cases sprung to 8,43,473 patients. All across India, as many as 1,66,177 people have succumbed to Coronavirus so far.