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Arunachal CM Pema Khandu tests positive for COVID-19

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tested positive for COVID-19 on September 15.

Khandu, in a social media post, informed that he had tested positive for the virus in a RT-PCR test.

“I had undergone COVID test RT-PCR and have tested positive for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic and feeling healthy. However as per SOP and safety of others, I am self-isolating myself and request everyone who came in contact with me to adhere to the SOP,” the chief minister tweeted on September 15.

Media reports said that the chief minister is presently in New Delhi. He has been in New Delhi since September 12.

On September 13, Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister Alo Libang had also tested positive for COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed a constant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. On September 14, 176 new cases were reported taking the total number of infected in the state to 6298.

The state had 1756 active cases on September 14, according to a bulletin from the Directorate of Health Services.

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