ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, and is presently in home isolation at New Delhi, sources at the Chief Minister Office infomed.
Khandu, who went to the national capital on September 12, underwent RT-PCR test which came out negative, the sources said, adding he is asymptomatic and healthy.
Taking to twitter, Khandu informed about the infection and requested everybody who came in contact with him to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
"I have undergone COVID test RT-PCR and have tested positive. 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 his official tweeter handle.
As on date, seven Ministers and MLAs have contracted the virus in the State. Earlier, Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang, Education Minister Taba Tedir and BJP State unit president Biyuram Wahge — who represents the Pakke Kessang Assembly constituency — tested positive for the virus. State BJP general secretary Zingnu Namchoom, who is also a MLA representing the Namsai constituency, are among the infected lawmakers. The other two lawmakers to test COVID-19 positive include Lekang MLA Jummon Ete Deori and Kalaktang MLA Dorjee Wangdi Kharma.
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