Chennai, Dec 5: Rumours about the health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa are spreading like wildfire on social media. Social networking site and messaging apps like WhatsApp are flooded with posts like Jayalalithaa has passed away. While Jayalalithaa is currently under observation at Apollo Hospitals after she suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, rumours on rife that the AIADMK chief has died. “Jayalalithaa is dead. Official announcement to be made at 7:30 AM,” said a tweeted. All such posts and reports are false and baseless. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown: State Eases Curbs, Allows Liquor Shops to Open Till 5 PM in 27 Districts

The condition of Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals here since September 22, deteriorated on Sunday as she suffered a cardiac arrest. Since the news surfaced about Jayalalithaa’s deteriorating health condition, social media is flooded about false posts and reports about her death. We at want to clear that there is no such report. No authority has declared Jayalalithaa dead. All such reports flying on social media are hoax. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown Extended Till June 21; Salons, Parlours to Remain Open Till 5 PM | Check Latest Guidelines Here

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Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and is being treated by a team of specialists at Apollo Hospitals, where she has been admitted since September 22. “The Hon’ble Chief Minister who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals, Greams road, Chennai, suffered a cardiac arrest this evening. She is being treated and monitored by a team of experts including Cardiologists, Pulminologist and the Critical Care Specialists,” said Apollo Hospitals.