‘During lockdown, had bubble of two-three homes, kept meeting’
In late March, just as the first phase of the coronavirus lockdown was being enforced, Omar Abdullah, 50, was released from detention after nearly eight months. In the past week, the former J&K chief minister’s party, the National Conference, has joined an alliance to seek restoration of the erstwhile state’s special position before August 5, 2019. The former Union minister says while he has been taking precautions during the pandemic, “ I do not sit and obsess about it.” What precautions are you taking? The basic precautions that were recommended by the health authorities — social distancing, use of a mask and sometimes a shield as well.
I regularly wash my hands with soap for the recommended 20 seconds and also use sanitiser when required. Have you got yourself tested for Covid-19? Yes, about six or seven times. Most of these tests were because of flights back to Srinagar and the compulsory tests at the airport, but one or two were also because of contact with people who turned out to be Covid-19 positive.