Meghalaya power minister James K Sangma will undergo RT-PCR retest in Shillong after he tested positive for COVID19 during a Rapid Antigen Test at Imphal in Manipur on Saturday.
James went to Manipur to accompany his brother, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma for some political engagements as well as to inaugurate the new National People’s Party (NPP) office at Imphal on Saturday.
Sources said at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport at Imphal, the swab sample of the Meghalaya power minister tested positive for COVID19 during Rapid Antigen Test, but chief minister Conrad Sangma tested negative.
A source said the Meghalaya minister is asymptomatic and was traveling from Imphal to Shillong in an ambulance.
“On his arrival in Shillong, the minister would be re-tested by using the RT-PCR,” sources said.
On July 24, James and his family had tested negative, after his driver tested positive during a Rapid Antigen Test.
Last week, NPP legislator from Phulbari, SG Estamur Mominin also tested positive for COVID19.