Kochi: Over a month after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease on Thursday. The chief minister’s daughter Veena Vijayan and son-in-law PA Mohammed Riyas also tested positive two days ago. Taking to Twitter, the chief minister wrote, “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.” Also Read - No Dream is Too Big: Rahul Gandhi Gives Airplane Tour to Kerala Boy Who Wants to Become a Pilot | Watch Video
CM Vijayan’s reports came positive just two days after the voting for the 140-member Kerala Assembly was held. The counting will take place on May 2. Over the last few days, CM Vijayan had extensively travelled across the state as part of his election campaign.
The chief minister had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 3. After taking the first shot of the vaccine, the 75 years-old Marxist veteran said, “Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine was a good experience and there was no need to worry at all about it.”