Sarbananda Sonowal

A driver of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s office has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.

Mintu Sarma, 28, a driver of the chief minister’s office (CMO) in Guwahati, tested positive for the virus on Monday in Mangaldai.

According to health department sources, Sarma, a resident of Prafulla Nagar area in Mangaldai, was down with fever.

When Covid test was conducted, the results came out positive on Monday.

However, his wife and child reportedly tested negative.

Meanwhile, a 55-year-old an armed constable of Darrang, police succumbed to the disease on Monday.

Police constable Upen Deka passed away at GMCH on Monday due to COVID infection.

Deka, who had taken part in I-Day celebration march past in Mangaldai, tested positive for the virus two days back.

Deka is the first policeman from the district succumbed to the disease.

Meanwhile, the total number of positive cases in the district has gone upto 2,148, out of which 683 cases are still active and 1,457 are released after being recovered.

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