Tamil actor-politician Vijaykant 'stable', to be discharged from hospital soon, after testing positive for coronavirus

A statement issued by Vijaykant says the DMDK founder showed mild symptoms of coronavirus on 22 September, when he went for a routine checkup at a Chennai hospital.

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Tamil actor-politician Vijaykant 'stable', to be discharged from hospital soon, after testing positive for coronavirus

Popular actor and politician Vijayakant, who was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai after showing symptoms of COVID-19 , is on the path to recovery.

As per a report by India Today, the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) founder and party president had tested positive for coronavirus . He has, however, recovered completely and is likely to get discharged soon.

The party released an official statement saying Vijayakant has recovered from COVID-19 . It stated that the actor-politician recently visited MIOT Hospital in Chennai for a general check-up. He showed mild COVID-19 symptoms on 22 September, and was treated for the same. The statement added that he is in good health.

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As per a statement released by Prithvi Mohandas, the hospital's managing director, the actor-politician is stable, "expected to make a full recovery and should be ready for discharge soon."

Many celebs and personalities wished Vijayakant a speedy recovery. Actor Sarathkumar wrote, "I pray to Almighty God that Mr. Vijayakand, the leader of DMDK and a wonderful friend, is recovering from a corona infection and will soon return home completely healed."

Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister and AIADMK leader O Paneerselvam too wished for his speedy recovery.

DMK president M K Stalin wished Vijayakant a speedy recovery and said he was a wonderful friend. In a tweet in Tamil, Stalin hoped that Vijayakant would soon return to public service with full enthusiasm.'

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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