Minister of power James Sangma tests negative for COVID-19
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Meghalaya minister James Sangma clarifies on driver's COVID-19 status

Power minister James Sangma said that he and his family tested for COVID-19 and all of them have been found to be negative

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

Shillong: Amid news reports circulating in Meghalaya about the driver of power and food and civil supplies minister James Sangma testing positive for COVID-19, he took to social media late on Thursday evening to clarify the matter.

Sangma said that he his family tested for COVID-19 and all of them have been found to be negative. According to his post, his driver tested positive for COVID-19 on the antigen test but tested negative on the TrueNat test. An RT-PCR test has also been carried out and the results are yet to be declared.

James Sangma clarifies on family tested for Covid-19
James Sangma clarifies on family tested for Covid-19 Facebook Screenshot

“As responsible citizens, me and my family along with my staff got ourselves tested for COVID-19 with the Antigen and Truenat Tests today at Tura even though none of us came in contact with any COVID positive patients," he wrote on social media.

"All of us tested negative although my driver was declared positive in the Antigen test but came out negative in the Truenat Test. To be on the safe side, he has been quarantined in the Corona Care centre at Tura and has also undergone an RT-PCR test for confirmation of his COVID status and we are awaiting the result,” he added.

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