DMK MLA Arasu tests positive for COVID-19, hospitalised in Chennai

Arasu is the second DMK MLA to have contracted the disease after J. Anbazhagan, who died recently

R.T. Arasu
MLA RT Arasu represents the Cheyyur assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu | Photo: Facebook

DMK legislator R.T. Arasu has been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai after he tested positive for COVID-19, reports said on Saturday (June 27). Arasu is the second DMK MLA to have contracted the disease after J. Anbazhagan, who died recently.

In a tweet on Saturday (June 27), DMK president MK Stalin wished Arasu, who represents the Cheyyur assembly constituency, a quick recovery so that he can carry on with his work.

Besides, K. Palani, a legislator from the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, is also undergoing treatment for the viral infection at a private hospital.

Tamil Nadu has so far reported a total of 74,622 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 957 deaths, according to the Union health ministry. Currently, there are 32,308 active cases in the state while 41,357 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

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