Coronavirus: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, other leaders go into quarantine as FM minister tests positive

First Published 7, Sep 2020, 1:37 PM

 It is to be noted that this is the first time that a minister from the Kerala government has tested positive for COVID-19.
 

<p>Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other leaders who attended the state secretariat meeting in the state capital have gone into self-quarantine as finance minister Thomas Isaac tested positive for coronavirus.</p>

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other leaders who attended the state secretariat meeting in the state capital have gone into self-quarantine as finance minister Thomas Isaac tested positive for coronavirus.

<p>Health minister KK Shailaja, AC Moideen, E Chandrasekharan, VS Sunil Kumar, Kadannappally Ramachandran and KT Jaleel were among the ministers who went into quarantine. Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan has also gone into quarantine.</p>

Health minister KK Shailaja, AC Moideen, E Chandrasekharan, VS Sunil Kumar, Kadannappally Ramachandran and KT Jaleel were among the ministers who went into quarantine. Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan has also gone into quarantine.

<p>The finance minister has been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital for COVID-19 treatment.<br />
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The finance minister has been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital for COVID-19 treatment.
 

<p>Due to cold and fever, Isaac decided to undergo an antigen test after which his test results turned out to be positive.</p>

Due to cold and fever, Isaac decided to undergo an antigen test after which his test results turned out to be positive.

<p>&nbsp;The state on Sunday reported the highest single-day spike of 3,082 cases.</p>

 The state on Sunday reported the highest single-day spike of 3,082 cases.

<p>&nbsp;As many as 2,196 recoveries were also reported taking the number total recoveries to 64,755.<br />
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 As many as 2,196 recoveries were also reported taking the number total recoveries to 64,755.
 

<p>&nbsp;Fifty health workers were among those infected by the virus. Ten fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 348.</p>

 Fifty health workers were among those infected by the virus. Ten fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 348.

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