Guwahati: Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus on Tuesday, September 15, he confirmed via a tweet. Khandu further urged everyone who has recently come in contact with him to get tested for the virus.
"I had undergone Covid test RT-PCR and have tested positive for Covid19. I am asymptomatic and feeling healthy. However as per SOP and safety of others, I am self-isolating myself and request everyone who came in contact with me to adhere to the SOP," Khandu wrote in a tweet informing about his COVID-19 positive status.
I had undergone Covid test RT-PCR and have tested positive for Covid19.— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) September 15, 2020
I am asymptomatic and feeling healthy. However as per SOP and safety of others, I am self isolating myself and request everyone who came in contact with me to adhere to the SOP.
This development has come to light a day after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection on Monday. As per reports, Sisodia did not attend the Assembly session earlier in the day as he has a fever since Sunday night.
"After having a mild fever, I took the corona test today, the result of which came out to be positive. I have kept myself in isolation. There is no fever or any other problem right now. I am completely fine. With all your blessings, I will return to work soon," he tweeted.
Moreover, several parliamentarians in the country have also tested positive for the virus ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament that began on Monday.