Assam Congress president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora has tested positive for Covid19.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president has been admitted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) on Friday and is undergoing treatment for the infection.

APCC president Bora while confirming the news has asked those, who came in his contact in the last few days, to get themselves tested for Covid19.

“After being tested Covid19 positive, I am under treatment in Gauhati Medical College Hospital from today. I request to all those, who came in my contact in the last few days, to get themselves tested,” Bora wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has prayed for speedy recovery of its president.

“Rajya Sabha MP & Assam Congress President @ripunbora has been tested positive for COVID-19. We pray for his speedy recovery,” the APCC wrote on its official Twitter handle.

The Assam unit of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) has also wished speedy recovery of the Assam Congress president.

NSUI Assam tweeted: “We pray for the speedy recovery of Rajya Sabha MP and @INCAssam
Chief Shri@ripunbora!”

In the last 24 hours, Assam reported 80 more COVID19 deaths taking the state’s death toll to 2,819 on Friday.

On Friday, Assam reported a total of 5,436 new Covid19 positive cases.

Of the new positive cases detected in Assam, 595 cases have been detected in Kamrup Metro district.

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