Tamil Nadu governor Purohit tests positive for coronavirus; Advised home isolation


CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has tested positive for Covid-19, a statement from Kauvery hospital in Chennai comfirmed on Sunday.

The statement mentioned that the Governor has been advised home isolation and will be monitored by a team of doctors from the hospital.

Further it said the Governor’s condition is mild and that he was “asymptomatic and he is clinically stable.”

The Governor has been in home isolation from July 29 after three more people working in the Taj Bhavan tested positive.

This was after 84 Raj Bhavan personnel, mostly employees from security and fire service department had tested positive.

However, the Governor’s office had said that these personnel were not working in the main building and did not come in contact with the Governor or other senior officials.

TN reports another day of below 6,000 cases:

The State witnessed yet another complete Sunday lockdown where only essential services were available.

The number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday stood at 5875. Of these 1065 were from Chennai.

As many as 5517 patients were discharged on Sunday while 98 deaths have been registered.

The total tally of cases has touched 257,613 with 196,483 discharged and 4132 deaths.

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