Guwahati: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. In a tweet, the chief minister said that he has self-isolated at home.
“I have been tested positive for Covid-19. I have isolated myself at home as per the advice of doctors. I request everyone to please follow all the covid appropriate behaviour and stay safe,” he tweeted.
Reportedly, the health officer of Tripura informed that Deb’s samples were collected on Wednesday and a rapid antigen test showed he had the infection.
Two members of Deb’s family had tested positive for the disease in August last year.
Meanwhile, India has reported over 1.15 lakh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the country recorded 1,15,736 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this fresh surge, the total number of infections has reached 1,28,01,785.