A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 pandemic, PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss on Wednesday- July 13 announced that he has contracted the viral infection and isolated himself at his residence.
Several cadres and political leaders have been extending their wishes to the 82-year-old veteran politician for a speedy recovery. Ramadoss said that he was suffering from throat pain after which he took testing for Covid, which returned positive on Wednesday. He further appealed to the people to stay vigil as the Covid spread is rampant and instructed them to adhere to the guidelines like wearing masks and receiving the Covid vaccines.
Taking to Twitter, Ramadoss wrote, "I was suffering from throat pain since yesterday and on Wednesday evening, it was confirmed that I have contracted the Covid pandemic. I have isolated myself at his residence Thailapuram Gardens in the Villupuram district." He further said, "As Covid is spreading fast, people must stay vigil."
"Everyone should wear the masks and should take Covid vaccines without fail", he added. In another tweet, Ramadoss said that all the events that were scheduled to take place at his residence have been deferred and the dates would be announced later. On Tuesday, MK Stalin has announced that he has tested positive for the Covid pandemic.
MK Stalin said that he has isolated himself and appealed to the people to wear the mask and receive Covid vaccines. Taking to social media, the Chief Minister wrote, "I have a fatigue today. After testing, it was confirmed that I have contracted Covid-19 and I have isolated. Let all of us be safe by wearing masks and taking the vaccine doses."
Both the leaders have tested positive at a high time when Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a huge rise in daily Covid cases, triggering the possibilities of yet another wave. In the wake of surging cases, the Tamil Nadu government has reinforced the mask mandate and imposed a guideline of levying fine on the people who didn't wear the mask in public places.
2. கொரோனா தொற்று வேகமாக பரவத் தொடங்கியுள்ள நிலையில், மக்கள் அனைவரும் கூடுதல் எச்சரிக்கையுடன் இருக்க வேண்டும். அனைவரும் கண்டிப்பாக முகக் கவசம் அணிந்துகொள்ள வேண்டும். தவணை தவறாமல் கொரோனா தடுப்பூசி செலுத்திக்கொள்ள வேண்டும்.#CovidVaccine— Dr S RAMADOSS (@drramadoss) July 13, 2022