Noted Assamese writer, litterateur, and journalist Homen Borgohain tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. As per reports, the veteran writer is diagnosed with mild symptoms and has been admitted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).

Apart from Homen Borgohain, popular Assamese singer Zublee Baruah has also been tested positive on Saturday.

Taking to social media the singer said, “I have been tested COVID-19 positive. Don’t really have definite symptoms. Just a lil cold, Also as I had performed among a huge crowd, so tested just to be sure, moreover didn’t at all wanted to infect anybody. I am fine as of now. Felling a lil weak though, with a mild headache since morning. All those who have met me in the last 6-7 days please get yourself tested. So friends please take all precautionary measures & stay protected. Anyone anytime can be infected, just don’t panic, get yourself tested & do the needful. Need your blessings to recover.”


On Friday, Assam registered 2,384 new COVID-19 positive cases and 12 deaths. Out of 2,384 cases, Kamrup alone recorded 883 positive cases, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed on his twitter handle.  

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