Veteran Congress leader and former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has tested positive for COVID-19.

Gogoi who was busy campaigning for the upcoming assembly elections in 2021 was detected with the infection on Tuesday.

The 85-year-old leader took to Twitter to reveal he has tested positive for coronavirus and urged all those who came in contact with him recently to get tested.

“I have been tested Covid 19 positive yesterday. People who came in contact with me during Last few days they should go for Covid test immediately”, Gogoi tweeted on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today wished Tarun Gogoi speedy recovery after the veteran Congress leader was tested positive for COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote, “I wish speedy recovery to former Chief Minister Sri @tarun_gogoi as he has been found #COVID19 positive. We have kept a team of doctors ready for best possible medical care and assistance to our revered senior leader.”

Assam has till now reported 94,592 COVID-19 cases and registered 260 deaths. The total active cases stands at 19,515. On Tuesday, 1,973 persons tested positive out of 34,307 tests.