IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
"I have tested positive for COVID-19. I request all those who came in close contact with me recently, to self-isolate and get tested," he tweeted.
In a Facebook post, Biren Singh said: "Friends, I have tested COVID-positive today (Sunday) after having some symptoms. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last few days are requested to get themselves tested. I am fine at the moment."
According to a Health Department official, the 59-year-old Chief Minister, who had campaigned extensively in the run-up to the November 7 bypolls to five Assembly seats, is undergoing home isolation. In Manipur, 21,636 people have been affected by a coronavirus, and 218 of them have died. (IANS)