Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has been hospitalized in Chennai after he tested positive for the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday - July 12, he announced that he has contracted the Covid viral infection. While he has isolated himself at his residence initially, he was moved to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Thursday - July 14 for observation.
His hospitalization has drawn major attention from across the state, which has been embracing a sharp surge in the Covid cases due to which the MK Stalin government has reinforced the mask mandate and several guidelines. He was admitted for investigation and observation for Covid-related symptoms. On Thursday, the hospital has issued an official statement concerning the Chief Minister's health condition, suggesting that there are no complications and that MK Stalin has been admitted for investigations.
In an official statement signed by Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, who is the Executive Director, the hospital said, "Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru MK Stalin has been admitted at Kauvery Hospital, Alwarpet, Chennai for investigations and observation for Covid related symptoms." On Tuesday -July 12, MK Stalin said that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 pandemic and several leaders, including Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi and ADMK's O Panneerselvam, have extended their wishes to the Chief Minister for a speedy recovery.
According to reports, MK Stalin will most likely get discharged on Friday - July 15 after being under observation for 24 hours. Several DMK cadres have been thronging in front of Kauvery Hospital to extend their wishes to MK Stalin for a speedy recovery. On Tuesday, the Chief Minister took to Twitter and wrote, "I have 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."
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 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.