New Delhi: Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday tested positive for Coronavirus. He is asymptomatic and clinically stable. The governor will be home-quarantined and looked after by a team of doctors from a hospital. “As the infection is mild, he has been advised home isolation & will be monitored by the medical team of Kauvery Hospital,” a statment from Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital read. Also Read - N1-STOP-LAMP: This Low-cost COVID Test Developed by Scientists Can Detect Virus in Just 20 Mins | Read Here
On July 29, Purohit had announced that he was self-isolating himself or seven days after three Raj Bhavan staffers tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement, the Raj Bhavan had then said three out of 38 persons who were tested for coronavirus turned positive. The three persons have been shifted to hospital for treatment. Also Read - Pranab Mukherjee's Condition Stable, Says Son; Observation Period Ends Today
According to the statement, the Raj Bhavan’s Medical Officer carried out a regular health check-up of Purohit on July 28 and found him fit and healthy. However, the doctor had advised him to go in for seven days’ isolation and Purohit had complied. Also Read - This Rajasthan BJP MP Claims Sitting in Mud And Blowing Conch Shell Will Help in COVID Fight | Read The Bizarre Claim Here
On July 23, 84 persons, including security and fire service personnel posted at the Raj Bhavan, tested positive for coronavirus and were quarantined.
Raj Bhavan had said that 147 persons were tested for coronavirus as some persons working there had shown symptoms of infection.