Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said that he has tested negative for COVID-19. He had tested positive on September 15.
Khandu, currently in home isolation in New Delhi, tweeted that he has tested negative after he conducted a repeat test on Wednesday. "I had undertaken a repeat Covid-19 RT-PCR testyesterday. 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.
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju expressed happiness over the test result. "A good news for everyone, especially the people ofArunachal Pradesh that our Chief Minister @PemaKhanduBJP jihas tested negative for COVID-19. Let's pray for him to remain healthy and continue to serve the people with full dedication," Rijiju, who hails from the north eastern state, tweeted.
In a tweet on Tuesday Khandu had said, "I have undergone Covid test RT-PCR and have tested positive. I am asymptomatic and feeling healthy."
He had said that he has isolated himself and requested everyone who came in contact with him to adhere to the standard operating procedure. Khandu went to the national capital on an official visit on September 12.
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.