Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan 84 staff members test positive for coronavirus
In a Raj Bhavan communique released on Thursday, the government stated that after a few people living on the premises showed symptoms for COVID-19, 147 persons were tested for the disease. Of them, 84 personnel, including security persons and fire safety staff, tested positive.
“All these persons were further investigated and now have been quarantined by the Health Department,” the statement said. It added that all persons who have tested positive for coronavirus were working at the main gate and other areas, and not in the main building. “None of these persons came in contact with Hon’ble Governor or Senior officials of Raj Bhavan,” it added.
Around five Tamil Nadu ministers and 14 MLAs have been tested positive for the virus in the recent past. Tamil Nadu Minister for Labour Nilofer Kafeel was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19, and she has been in home quarantine ever since. Ministers KP Anbalagan, P Thangamani and Sellur K Raju were discharged from various hospitals after recovering from the disease.
About 1.31 lakh persons have been discharged on recovery and over 3,100 persons have died due to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu. On Wednesday, the state government added 444 deaths that were previously unreconciled into the COVID-19 tally,