Itanagar- Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said that he has tested negative for Covid-19. He had tested positive for the virus on September 15.
Khandu, who is currently in home isolation in New Delhi, tweeted that he has tested negative for coronavirus after he conducted a repeat test on Wednesday
I had undertaken a repeat Covid19 RT-PCR test yesterday. Because of the wishes and prayers of each one of you, I am glad to inform that I have tested NEGATIVE. Thank you all. #WearMask #StaySafe, Khandu wrote on his official twitter handle.
I had undertaken a repeat Covid19 RT-PCR test yesterday.
Because of the wishes and prayers of each one of you, I am glad to inform that I have tested NEGATIVE.
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) September 17, 2020
So far, seven lawmakers of the state have tested positive for Covid-19.
Besides Khandu, Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang, Education Minister Taba Tedir and BJP state unit President Biyuram Wahge have tested positive for the virus.
State BJP general secretary Zingnu Namchoom is among the infected lawmakers.
The two other MLAs who tested positive for Covid-19 positive are Jummon Ete Deori and Dorjee Wangdi Kharma.
Arunachal Pradesh has a total 6,851 Covid-19 positive people with 1,871 active cases. The rest 4,967 people have recovered from the disease. Thirteen people have succumbed to the contagion in the state .