Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said that he has tested negative for COVID-19 after undergoing a repeat test. Samples of the Chief minister for RT-PCR test was sent for test yesterday.

Chief Minister Khandu took to Twitter to confirm the development. Earlier, the Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister tested positive on September 15.

“I had undertaken a repeat COVID-19 RT-PCR test yesterday. Because of the wishes and prayers of each one of you, I am glad to inform that I have tested NEGATIVE. Thank you all,” Khandu tweeted.

Khandu tweetMeanwhile, the state reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 221 more people tested positive for the infection. The fresh cases have pushed the state’s coronavirus tally to 6,692.

The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state stands at 71.53 per cent.

Arunachal Pradesh now has 1,892 active coronavirus cases, while 4,787 people have recovered from the disease and 13 have succumbed to the virus.