Alexander L. Hek

Meghalaya health minister A L Hek has tested positive for COVID-19. Minister Hek said that the test report on samples collected from him was declared on Sunday.

“I was tested on Saturday through CBNAAT and the report showed positive,” Hek said.

Hek was in New Delhi for about a week, and arrived at Guwahati two days before returning to Shillong on October 19.

“I have quarantined myself for seven days from October 19 to 25. Ever since I returned to Shillong on October 19, I have isolated myself in one guest house,” Hek said.

Hek said though he has tested positive, he was fine and normal without any sickness.

He said that his daughter who had also tested positive for COVID-19 has tested negative on Saturday, and was declared recovered.

Hek is the second minister of the MDA government to have tested positive, after power minister James K Sangma who tested positive at Imphal in Manipur on September 12.

Including Hek and James, four legislators in Meghalaya have so far tested positive for COVID-19.

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