Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19. He tweeted, "I have tested positive for Covid-19. I request all those who came in close contact with me recently, to self-isolate and get tested.
In a Facebook post, Biren Singh said: "Friends, I have tested Covid positive today (Sunday) after having some symptoms. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last few days are requested to get themselves tested. I am fine at the moment."
According to a Health Department official, the 59-year-old Chief Minister, who had campaigned extensively in the run-up to the November 7 by-polls to five Assembly seats, is undergoing home isolation.
In Manipur, 21,636 people have been affected by coronavirus, and 218 of them have died.