Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for COVID-19, in home isolation

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Purohit has been on self-isolation since July 29 after three people in the Raj Bhavan tested positive for coronavirus

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and has been advised home isolation since his infection was mild.

Purohit has been on self-isolation since July 29 after three people in the Raj Bhavan tested positive for coronavirus.

A bulletin issued by a private hospital, where the 80-year-old governor was tested said that he is asymptomatic and has been advised home isolation and a medical team would monitor him, reported PTI citing a hospital bulletin.

"He is asymptomatic and clinically stable and the infection is mild," the bulletin said.

It may be recalled that as many as 87 employees including security and fire service personnel deployed at the Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan tested COVID-19 positive on July 23.

The Governor's office had then said none of them came in contact with Purohit or senior officials.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, DMK president M K Stalin and senior BJP leader were among others wished the governor a speedy recovery.

With inputs from Agency

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