Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi tests COVID-19 positive

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi tests COVID-19 positive

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s health deteriorates, shifted to ICU Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s health deteriorates, shifted to ICU

Octogenarian congress leader and former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi has tested COVID-19 positive. Taking to his Twitter Gogoi wrote, “I have been tested Covid 19 positive yesterday. People who came in contact with me during Last few days they should go for Covid test immediately”.

Gogoi who was busy meeting congress and other political party leaders was reportedly unwell for last few days. He and his wife Dolly Gogoi underwent COVID test after former minister Ajanta Neog tested COVID-19 positive on Tuesday. Gogoi had reportedly met Ajanta Neog a day before. After the tests, Tarun Gogoi tested COVID positive. However, his wife Dolly Gogoi tested negative. Gogoi at present is at home isolation.

It may be mentioned that state legislators Ajanta Neog and Ramendra Narayan Kalita tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Both the MLAs have been admitted to Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH). Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa tested positive on Saturday and has been admitted to the Jorhat Medical College Hospital. The BJP MLAs to test positive are Mihir Kanti Shome from Udharbond, Deputy Speaker Aminul Haq Laskar from Sonai, Krishnendu Paul from Patharkandi, Narayan Deka of Borkhetry, Bolin Chetia from Sadiya, Nabanita Handique from Sonari and Atul Bora of Dispur.

Besides Neog, another former cabinet minister and congress MLA from Samaguri Rakibul Hussain had also tested positive along with his wife and nephew. Dergaon MLA Bhabendra Nath Bharali has also tested positive. AIUDF's Algapur MLA Nizamuddin Choudhury and eight members of his family have tested COVID-19 positive. All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev has also tested positive.

Assam has recorded a total of 92,619 COVID-19 cases, with 252 of them succumbing to the virus. A total of 19,274 are active cases, 73,090 have recovered and discharged from hospitals and three have migrated out of the state.

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