Amid spurt in coronavirus cases in Assam, BJP MLA Atul Bora has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.
Party sources said Bora, who represents Dispur constituency in the Assam legislative assembly, is the fifth legislator in the state to test positive for COVID-19.
Bora has been admitted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), sources said.
Bora underwent Covid-19 test on Sunday after he developed cough and mild fever and the result came positive on Monday.
On Sunday Sonari legislator Nabanita Handique tested positive for the infection.
The first legislator to test positive was BJP’s Patharkandi MLA Krishnendu Paul followed by Naryan Deka of Borkhetry. Both have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from hospital.
BJP’s Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia was the third legislator to test COVID-19 positive. Chetia was admitted to the Tinsukia Civil Hospital.
Another prominent politician of the state to test positive was All India Mahila Congress president and former Silchar MP Sushmita Dev.
She was admitted to the Silchar Medical College Hospital on July 8. Dev was released from the hospital on Sunday after she tested negative for COVID-19.