Arunachal: Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju tests positive for COVID-19
Guwahati: The Union minister of state for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
The BJP minister took to Twitter to announce the result of his Covid-19 test. He said, “After getting repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive. I’m taking the advice of the Doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant, exercise self-quarantine and get themselves tested. I’m physically fit and fine.”
Rijiju was in Uttarakhand on Friday to inaugurate a Water Sports and Adventure Institute in Tehri.
At least 28 more people, including three security personnel, tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, which took the tally in the state to 16,948, a senior official said on Saturday.
The death toll remained unchanged at 56, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Of the 28 cases, 24 were detected through rapid antigen tests, three via the RT-PCR method and one with the help of the TrueNAT process.