Tarun Gogoi
Ex Assam CM Tarun Gogoi. (File Image)

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has tested positive for COVID-19, the veteran Congressman revealed about it himself in a tweet.

“I have been tested COVID 19 positive yesterday. People who came in contact with me during Last few days they should go for COVID test immediately,” the 86-year old Congress leader tweeted.

Gogoi tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Tarun Gogoi, in the past few days, has been travelling to a lot of places- especially with the aim of building a strong base for the party for the Assam Assembly polls scheduled for 2021.

According to reports, Gogoi was travelling with former Assam minister Ajanta Neog for the last few days. Ajanta Neog tested positive on Tuesday.

Congress, recently declared that it will forge an alliance with the AIUDF for the polls and try their best to oust the BJP government in the state.

Sources close to Tarun Gogoi’s family told Northeast Now that his wife has tested negative in Rapid Antigen Test.

Tarun Gogoi has been advised by the doctors to stay in home quarantine till he tests negative.

Meanwhile, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is an ex-confidante of Tarun Gogoi, has wished speedy recovery of his former boss.

“I wish speedy recovery to former Chief Minister Sri @tarun_gogoi as he has been found #COVID19 positive. We have kept a team of doctors ready for best possible medical care and assistance to our revered senior leader,” health minister Sarma tweeted.


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