Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has tested positive for COVID-19. Mr Vijayan, who had taken the first dose of the Covid 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.
Mr Vijayan, who is presently in Kannur, also requested all those who came in contact with him in recent days, to go into “self-observation.”
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
Sources from the Chief Minister’s Office said that he was asymptomatic.
The Chief Minister’s daughter Veena Vijayan and son-in-law P A Mohammed Riyas had earlier tested positive.
Mr Vijayan, who is the CPI(M) candidate from Dharmadam in Kannur, had travelled extensively throughout the state during the campaign for the April 6 Assembly polls.
He had also participated in the road show at Dharmadam on the last day of the campaign.