Arunachal, September 15: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has informed that he was tested positive for COVID-19 after taking an RT-PCR test. “I had undergone COVID test RT_PCR and have tested positive for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic and feeling healthy. However as per SOP and safety of others, I am self-isolating myself and request everyone who came in contact with me to adhere the SOP,” CM Pema Khandu informed via a tweet.

As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the state currently has 1756 active cases of the novel coronavirus including 24 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The state has also reported 4531 recoveries and 11 deaths so far.

Last week the CM had trekked 24 km for 11 hours to meet residents of the remote village located at a height of 14,500 feet above sea level.

Accompanied by just one security officer and some villagers, he trekked through passes, difficult mountain terrain to reach Luguthang in his constituency Mukto in Tawang district.

Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed a rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. The total count of the state is at 6298 COVID-19 positive cases so far.