Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has on Tuesday - July 12 made a shocking tweet that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 pandemic. His tweet has drawn swift attention and scores of people including the general public and party leaders have been extending their wishes to the Chief Minister for a speedy recovery.
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."
His tweet has come when he has been busy attending various functions and events. Ahead of announcing that he had tested positive for Covid, MK Stalin has on Tuesday chaired a review meeting to take stock of the arrangements that have been made in Mahabalipuram to host the 44th Chess Olympiad later this month. In recent times, he has taken part in dozens of events that had a huge gatherings.
He has 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.
Notably, MK Stalin has received the Covid vaccine doses and he has been staunchly campaigning to curb the pandemic. It is pertinent to note that his administration has been rolling out vaccination camps across the state. Last month, MK Stalin had suffered from a mild fever due to which he took a rest at his residence. He had written an open letter to the DMK workers in which he said that he is doing fine and no one has to worry about his health condition.
இன்று உடற்சோர்வு சற்று இருந்தது. பரிசோதித்ததில் #COVID19 உறுதிசெய்யப்பட்டதையடுத்து தனிமைப்படுத்திக் கொண்டுள்ளேன்.— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) July 12, 2022
அனைவரும் முகக்கவசம் அணிவதோடு, தடுப்பூசிகளைச் செலுத்திக் கொண்டு, பாதுகாப்பாய் இருப்போம்.