Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday (August 4) tested negative for COVID-19 but has quarantined himself at his residence for the next seven days since two members of his family have contracted the disease.
“Two of my family members found COVID-19 positive. Other family members found negative…” he tweeted late on Monday (August 3).
Two of my family members found COVID19 POSITIVE.Other family members found NEGATIVE
I have undergone COVID19 test, result is yet to come
I am following self isolation at my residence & all precautionary measures have been taken
Praying for the speedy recovery of family members
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) August 3, 2020
Both the infected family members have been placed under home quarantine, Deb said.
“My COVID-19 test results came negative. For next 7 days I will follow home quarantine & other guidelines. Also, I will work from home. I thank beloved people of Tripura for your wishes and prayers. The fight against COVID-19 will continue and together we shall win,” he tweeted on Tuesday morning.
My COVID-19 test results came NEGATIVE. For next 7 days I will follow home quarantine & other guidelines. Also I will work from home.
I thank beloved people of Tripura for your wishes and prayers.
The fight against COVID-19 will continue and together we shall win.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) August 4, 2020
Sources said the chief minister’s official residence at Agartala has been sanitised.
One of Deb’s security personnel had tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago, they added.
Earlier, BJP lawmaker Rampada Jamatia and legislator of the BJP’s alliance partner Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura’s (IPFT) Dhananjoy Tripura tested positive for the virus infection.
The BJP lawmaker was discharged from the hospital recently.