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Second Kerala Minister test Covid positive

Filed on September 11, 2020

His wife also has tested positive.

The state secretariat meeting of the CPI-M held last week appears to have played a role in spreading the pandemic as a second Kerala Minister on Friday tested Covid positive, said officials.

State Industries Minister E.P. Jayarajan who was in isolation at his hometown in Kannur turned positive and was moved to the state run Medical College Hospital at Pariyaram, near Kannur.

His wife also has tested positive.

Finance Minister Thomas Issac was the first state minister last week to test positive and soon after all those who took part in the meeting, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and State Health Minister went into self isolation.

Vijayan's test results were negative.

Issac is convalescing at the State run Hospital here.

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