Amid a rise in Coronavirus cases and stringent lockdown in Tamil Nadu, KP Anbalagan, the state's Higher Education Minister, has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Anbalagan, who is the third TN politician to test positive, is currently admitted to a private hospital due to mild coronavirus symptoms.
Previously, DMK legislator J. Anbazhagan lost the battle against coronavirus and K Palani, AIADMK legislator is undergoing treatment for the Covid-19.
On Wednesday, June 17, Anbalagan attended a review meeting as he was a part of the five-member ministerial team to oversee coronavirus spread control measures in North Chennai.
The minister took to his social media account said tweeted, "The coroner's consultation on coronavirus prevention and protection measures in the area of Madras Corporation was held at a meeting held at Amma Mansion in Ribbon House today."
இன்று (17.06.2020) ரிப்பன் மாளிகையில் உள்ள அம்மா மாளிகையில் நடைபெற்ற ஆய்வுக்கூட்டத்தில் சென்னை மாநகராட்சிக்குட்பட்ட பகுதிகளில் மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டு வரும் கொரோனா வைரஸ் நோய் தொற்று தடுப்பு மற்றும் பாதுகாப்பு நடவடிக்கைகள் குறித்து ஆலோசிக்கப்பட்டது. #Corona #TNAgainstCorona #TNGovt pic.twitter.com/MS0c07D9FU
— KP Anbalagan (@KPAnbalaganoffl) June 17, 2020
With 52,334, TN is the second highest cases in the country
With increasing coronavirus infection in Chennai and three other districts, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on June 15 announced lockdown between June 19-30 subject to some relaxations to essential/emergency services.
On Friday, June 19, Tamil Nadu witnessed an increase of 2,000 cases taking the total tally to 52,334 cases. The state is the second most affected in the country after Mahahrastra.
(To be further updated)