Agartala : Tripura Chief Minister Biplob Kumar Dev on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated himself sitting at home, he said in a tweet.
He tweeted, “I have been tested positive for Covid-19. I have isolated myself at home as advised by doctors. I urge everyone to please follow the proper behavior of all Covid and stay safe,” he tweeted.
Dr Sangeeta Chakraborty, health officer for West Tripura district, said Dev’s samples were collected on Wednesday and rapid antigen tests showed he had an infection.
“We collected samples for reconstruction through RT-PCR testing,” he added.
Two members of Dev’s family tested positive for the disease in August last year.