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
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.
I have been confirmed Covid +ve. Will get treated at the Government Medical College, Kozhikkode. Request those who have been in contact with me recently to go into self observation.
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) April 8, 2021
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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