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TN Minister Thangamani, son tests positive for corona

TN Minister Thangamani, son tests positive for corona

Chennai, July 8 (UNI) Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu

Electricity Minister P Thangamani and his son on Wednesday

tested positive for COVID-19.

Sources close to the Minister told UNI that Mr Thangamani

and his family members have been routinely subjecting

themselves to medical tests to ascertain whether they were

exposed to coronavirus.

Their swab samples were taken for testing yesterday and

the reports returned positive today in respect of Thangamani

and his son Dharanidharan following which both of them were

admitted to the Apollo Hospitals in the city for treatment.

Hospital sources said their condition was stable.

Both of them were asymptomatic.

As he tested positive, Mr Thangamani did not attend the NTPC

review meeting by Union Minister of State for Power and New

and Renewable Energy R K Singh with Chief Minister Edappadi

K Palaniswami at the State Secretariat this afternoon.

Mr Thangamani is the second Minister and tenth MLA (sixth

AIADMK MLA) in the State to test positive for COVID-19.

Earlier Higher Education Minister and Palacode MLA

K P Anbalagan had tested positive and was undergoing

treatment at a private hospital.

Earlier, AIADMK MLAs K.Palani (Sriperumbudur), N Sathan

Prabhakar (Paramakudi), Kumaraguru (Ulundurpet) and Amman

Arjunan (Coimbatore South) tested positive for coronavirus and

were undergoing treatment at various hospitals.

Mr Thangamani was the seventh AIADMK leader to test positive

after five MLAs and another senior leader and former Minister

Ms B Valarmathi have tested positive.

Apart from six AIADMK MLAs, four MLAs from the Opposition

DMK also tested positive. They were R.T.Arasu (Cheyyur),

Vasantham K.Karthikeyan (Rishivandhiyam), K.S.Masthan

(Gingee) and J.Anbazhagan (Tiruvallikeni-Chepauk).

Anbazhagan later succumbed to virus on June 10.

Mr Anbalagan was the first legislator in the country to

fall victim to the pandemic.

Besides, a functionary each from the DMK and Congress

also tested positive and succumbed to the virus.

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