Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday (April 8). Incidentally, he was administered the first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine on March 3.
"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," he wrote on Twitter.
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
According to the official statement, he is currently at his native village in Kannur and is not showing any major symptoms. He will be shifted to Kozhikode medical college hospital later in the day, it also said.
The chief minister's daughter Veena Vijayan and son-in-law PA Mohammed Riyas had tested positive two days ago.
Meanwhile, CM Vijayan had cast his vote for the Kerala Assembly Election at his hometown in Kannur on April 6. On being asked if he would retain power, he had said: "The writing on the wall was very evident, right from the time the campaign started, we could sense the mood of the people and the Left will retain power."
Asked if the Sabarimala temple issue would snowball on the LDF, he dismissed the possibility. "It`s not just Ayyappan alone, all Gods are supporting the Left," said Vijayan, who was accompanied by his wife Kamala Vijayan.
He said there is no doubt on the outcome of the polls, which they are sure to win with a better margin than 2016.
"We will close out the BJP, which opened their account in the 2016 polls, by winning one seat. I have full faith in the people and the people also have extended their full faith in the Left government. I travelled all across the state and I could sense the people`s mood towards us," said Vijayan.