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Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb tests positive for coronavirus

AGARTALA: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has become the latest high-profile personality from the Northeast Indian states to test positive for the novel coronavirus.

“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,” Dev wrote in a tweet.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced on social media in November that he had tested COVID-19 positive. He later recovered from the infection.

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also tested positive for COVID-19 and later passed away from disease-related complications.

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