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Kerala CM tests Covid positive , to be treated at Calicut Medical College

Thiruvananthapuram, April 8(BPNS)

 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

The 75-year-old is asymptomatic and will be shifted from his house in Kannur to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. A medical board will be set up to guide further treatment.

Incidentally, Pinarayi had taken the taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 3.

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“In other states, the second wave of COVID-19 has already been reported. As for us, the number of cases reported is not declining. Considering that, we should remain more vigilant. In Kerala, the number of people uninfected with the disease is higher. So, chances for the spread of the disease is much bigger,” he had said.

Pinarayi had said the government is trying to vaccinate the maximum number of people before the second wave hits the state.