Topon Kr Gogoi.

BJP MP Topon Kumar Gogoi has tested Covid-19 positive for the second time. Lok Sabha MP Gogoi, who represents Jorhat constituency, tested positive on Friday.

He had got himself tested at a screening centre at Sonari in upper Assam and the report came out positive.

The 52-year-old politician was scheduled to participate in an election rally on Saturday to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Bokakhat.

Earlier in March last year, Gogoi tested positive for Covid-19 and administered plasma at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

India has added 40,953 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours – the highest daily-rise since November 29 – amid a worrying surge across the country.

India recorded more than 30,000 fresh cases on Monday for the third consecutive day.

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