Tripura Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Rampada Jamatia tested Covid-19 positive on Wednesday. Jamatia is the first public representative to have tested positive with coronavirus in the state.
Besides Jamatia, who is also a vice-president of the BJP, his wife and his two personal guards were, too, found to be positive for the virus infection. They are undergoing treatment in a hospital.
Jamàtia is an MLA from Bagma constituency of Gomati district in the state.
“MLA & @BJP4Tripura Vice President Shri Rampada Jamatia, his wife and his 2 PG found COVID-19 #POSITIVE. They have been admitted to CCC & a team of specialised doctors are taking care of them. I pray to Mata Tripurasundari for their speedy recovery,” chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted on Wednesday.
The state has registered a total of 3,094 Covid-19 positive cases so far, including 1,926 patients who have recovered. Eight Covid-19 patients have died in the state and another patient died by suicide.