His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, India on Nov 10, 2018. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

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Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to express his sympathy and concern after learning that he had tested positive for Coronavirus.

“I pray that you will make a swift recovery,” he wrote. “As you know, I have enormous respect for you and count you as an old friend.

“I hope we may see an early end to challenges the Coronavirus pandemic poses as it threatens every nation across the world.”

His Holiness ended his letter by again offering his prayers and good wishes.