Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin tests COVID-19 positive, urges everyone to ‘stay safe’

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday (July 12) said that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The Tamil Nadu CM wrote on Twitter that he was feeling exhausted and was found positive for COVID-19 after being tested. Stalin tweeted, “Today, I experienced mild fatigue. When tested, the result was positive for COVID-19. So I have isolated myself.”

He also urged everyone to wear masks, get vaccinated and stay safe.

The DMK chief has tested positive in Tamil Nadu amid reports of a drop in fresh Covid-19 cases since Saturday last week. Around 2,448 new coronavirus cases were reported in the southern state, including a person who returned from New Delhi, Tamil Nadu’s health department said on Monday. The caseload in the state stood at 35,03,977, while the death toll remained unchanged at 38,028, with no fresh Covid-19 related death.

Notably, Tamil Nadu which was witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases has been recording a decline since Saturday, PTI reported.

Meanwhile, an expert has recently raised concerns COVID-19 Several states increased and warned that infections could not be left “unchecked”. Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, Co-Chairman, National Indian Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force, told ANI, “The COVID infection cannot remain unchecked as the virus is constantly mutating. We cannot allow this infection to go unchecked, however, we cannot Know whether the virus will change further or change the main infection.”

He also said that people should be cautious. “There are concerns whether the old delta version will return. No one knows for sure the future. So, we should be really careful. When we say that everything is fine, it is true that everything Right from one angle– the death toll per 1000 infections is low. In other words, if there have been 1,000 infections, the death toll is lower than it was two years ago. But it would be one wonder whether we Can stop this too,” said Jayadevan.

(with agency input)