Kannur: Kerala Industries minister EP Jayarajan and wife PK Indira have tested positive for coronavirus. Jayarajan is the second minister in Kerala to have tested positive for COVID-19.

The minister and wife were shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital at Pariyaram on September 11. According to sources, four of his office staff have been quarantined.

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Earlier on Sunday, finance minister Thomas Isaac tested positive for coronavirus. Following this, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, 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.

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