Guwahati: Yet another legislator from Assam, Terash Gowalla, has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus on Monday, August 10.
The Duliajan MLA was reportedly suffering from fever which necessitated a COVID-19 test. When the test result came in, it was discovered that Gowalla is indeed suffering from the virus.
Immediately afterward, he was shifted to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh.
Terash Gowalla's coronavirus positive status has raised the alarm, as the MLA was recently seen inaugurating the foundation stone of a road in Naushali. Furthermore, he was also present at a wedding in Tengakhat.
After Terash Gowalla tested positive, his family members were also tested for the virus. However, all of them, including his wife, have tested negative for the pathogen.
On Saturday, AIUDF MLA Nizamuddin Choudhury and eight members of his family tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, thereby becoming the ninth legislator in Assam to be infected by the virus. The MLA's driver and personal security officers were also found to be positive.
Earlier, seven MLAs of BJP and one from Congress was also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Choudhury is the fourth MLA from the Barak Valley to test positive along with BJP MLA Mihir Kanti Shome from Udharbond, Deputy Speaker Aminul Haq Laskar from Sonai, and Krishnendu Paul from Patharkandi.
The other BJP MLAs to test positive are Narayan Deka of Borkhetry, Bolin Chetia from Sadiya, Nabanita Handique from Sonari, and Atul Bora of Dispur.
Congress MLA from Samaguri, Rakibul Hussain also tested positive for the novel coronavirus along with his wife and nephew on August 2.
All India Mahila Congress president and former Silchar MP Sushmita Dev also tested positive for the virus at one point. She was treated at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).
Several senior bureaucrats in the state have also been infected with the dreaded contagion. Earlier today, Assam's Director General of Police, Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, also tested positive for the virus.