Pinarayi Vijayan tests COVID-19 positive, asks all who came in contact to 'self-observe'

Vijayan, who was the CPM candidate from Dharmadam in Kerala's Kannur district, had travelled extensively throughout the state during the campaign for the 6 April Assembly polls

Press Trust of India April 08, 2021 21:25:38 IST
Pinarayi Vijayan tests COVID-19 positive, asks all who came in contact to 'self-observe'

File Images of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. PTI

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19. Vijayan, who had taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last month, confirmed his infection in a tweet.

"I have been confirmed Covid+ve. Will get treated at the Government Medical College, Kozhikode," he tweeted.

Vijayan, who is presently in Kannur, also requested all those who came in contact with him in recent days, to go into 'self-observation'.

Sources from the Chief Minister's Office told PTI that he was asymptomatic. Chief Minister's daughter Veena Vijayan and son-in-law PA Mohammed Riyas had earlier tested positive.

Vijayan, who was the CPM candidate from Dharmadam in Kannur, had travelled extensively throughout the state during the campaign for the 6 April Assembly polls.

He had also participated in the roadshow at Dharmadamon on the last day of the campaign.

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